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Subject: Re: Matchup predictions - 1st week


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Penn Nation
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Date Posted: 23:04:50 09/12/17 Tue
In reply to: Al's Wingman 's message, "Re: Matchup predictions - 1st week" on 22:10:17 09/12/17 Tue

No chance Cornell does anything against a Delaware team that played Virginia Tech surprising tough. They are huge on the OL and DL lines. This will be an easy Blue Hens win.

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foehi
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Date Posted: 23:57:12 09/12/17 Tue

I have admired the tough OOC schedule Penn has taken on over the years. But I don't get our first opponent this year. Ohio what? Maybe somebody can explain how this came about. I'm sure there's a story behind it.

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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 07:07:02 09/13/17 Wed

Jacksonville cancelled out their return game (which was supposed to be played in Philadelphia) at a very late date. Why I don't know, but it appears it wasn't to slot in a FBS big money opponent, which is the usual case.

Teams schedule years out and with just about every team other than Ivies having 11 or 12 opponents, there are not many options left when something like this happens.

It's actually not so terrible for Penn this year as we need to break in a new starting QB (the name of the new starter is not yet announced although Priore said that determination would likely have been made at the end of last weekend).

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foehi
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Date Posted: 09:19:39 09/13/17 Wed

Thanks. Do I remember correctly that this is how a game with Duquessne came about a few years ago?

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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 10:18:51 09/13/17 Wed

Correct

I forget whether that happened as a result in something happening to disrupt the traditional Lehigh series or whether Nova bailed on us because of changes in league alignments etc or something else.

But the problem of back fill is much worse today. Duquesne would not even be an option today.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 10:31:27 09/13/17 Wed


Penn jilted Lehigh to play game with St. Mary's.

Lehigh returned the favor the following year or year after.

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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 10:52:13 09/13/17 Wed

Not sure what happened but I know it wasn't that. We played both Duquesne and Lehigh in 2003, the year we first added Duquesne.

There was something that happened between the two schools though that ultimately disrupted the Penn/Lehigh rivalry. I'm still not sure what happened, but it was the one OCC game we played that actually drew a crowd.

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foehi
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Date Posted: 15:40:48 09/13/17 Wed

there were some pretty bad beat down in those years and that may have been a factor.

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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 06:40:58 09/14/17 Thu

Not that it matters but what I heard (not what I know for sure) is that we had a hole in our schedule caused by Villanova which was caused because Nova was caught up in the midst of that ever shifting landscape that revolved around redefining a Big East Football Conference.

Bagnoli and Talley are very close friends and the series was ultimately restored when Nova's scheduling priorities readjusted.

In terms of Lehigh it was something else which I'm really not aware of. Perhaps it had to do with Andy Coen being hired away by Lehigh but I really don't know. The Penn/Lehigh game was a big draw relatively speaking and I'm glad they are back on the schedule.

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