Probably the biggest news from the first few days of spring practice is a few changes on the depth chart that may not seem that important at first, but could pay off later this fall.
It's the switch of rising senior Marc Raye-Redmond
to the offensive side of the ball, and rising junior Nick Thevaganayam
to the defense.
Raye-Redmond last season played mostly on special teams, and was listed as a defensive back. In his role on special teams, Marc excelled, not only notching 12 tackles but also getting 184 return yards alongside rising senior WR Gatlin Casey
on kickoffs. Against Princeton last year, he had two returns for 49 yards.
Thevaganayam also mostly appeared on special teams, rushing the ball a couple of times, but was buried on the depth chart behind junior RB Dominick Bragalone, junior RB Micco Brisker
and senior RB Nana Amankwah-Ayeh
.Read more »
|(Photo Credit: Gaby Morera/B&W Staff Photographer)|
Before we close the book on spring ball, I wanted to pass on my thoughts and observations about the spring session and the prospects for the 2016 season.
But before I do, I also need to share one of the great traditions of the Lehigh spring game - the announcement of the recipient of the Jim Gum
Presented by the non-profit Jim Gum Foiundation
, the scholarship award is presented in the name of Jim Gum, a three-year starter for Lehigh in the 1980s and Penn Argyl standout. He died due to complications from ALS in 2006.Senior RB Kenny Crawford
was the recipient of this year's award in what is always a heartwarming yet humbling ceremony on the field.Read more »
You might have thought that Lehigh's Brown defense, fresh off a strong performance in the spring game, might have let themselves let up a little once it was deemed that the morning practice was complete.
Instead, in front of a swarm of fans who watched Saturday's scrimmage on a picture-perfect April day at Murray Goodman stadium, the defense were doing running drills.
As junior DE Tyler Cavenas
explained, this was no accident.
"That's our new thing now," an out-of-breath Cavenas told the assembled media. "If we're not running to the ball after every single play, it counts as a lack of effort and we need to run after practice."
The surprise of the running drills aside, the defensive effort that resulted in eight sacks while only yielding one late touchdown, could have been the most striking aspect of the Brown and White game on Saturday,Read more »
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