Game Breakdown, Lehigh vs. Cornell, 10/18/2014
The Cornell Big Red are led by the youngest head football coach in all of Division I, David Archer.
His resume sounds like a college football player's dream; starter on the offensive line at Cornell, invited to remain on the coaching staff after a year as an assistant at Franklin and Marshall, and then, after five years and a surprise departure from then-head coach Kent Austin, being promoted from within to become the head coach at your Alma Mater.
What may not be a dream is Cornell's record ever since he took over. While not entirely his fault, Archer has gone only 3-11 as head Big Red. Still, it's more victories (and more losses) than I've enjoyed as a Division I head football coach, and he's not even 35. (To both of you who are wondering: My Division I coaching record is a perfect 0-0-0.)
Cornell is a typical Ivy League school in that NFL prospects have been known to compete up in Ithaca, and this year is no exception, as you'll find out.
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