|Offensive coordinator Mickey Fein (left) keeps a close eye on Drew Reed (7) and Blake Searfoss.|
When “Franks Tanks”, one of the regular posters on the Lafayette Sports Fan Forum whose name sounds like he should be a supporter of football coach Frank Tavani , predicted a 3-8 season, only two league wins and “our 7th losing season in a row” recently, he elicited the following reply from “Andy”, who seems to be more of a glass-half-full guy most of the time.
“I think we can do better, I hope the kids do,” he wrote. “Over .500 in the league at a minimum. Considering the budget, talent, a (senior) QB at the helm, if the result is 3-8, well …”
That comment about the senior quarterback got me thinking. Sure, Lafayette supporters everywhere are hopeful that Drew Reed can return to his form of 2013, that magical freshman season that ended with the promise of a Patriot League championship ring.
And, if it’s not Reed in command, the hope is that another rising senior, Blake Searfoss, who has had some success as a backup and a starter, can make his final year a big one.
My point, though, is that even if Reed or Searfoss has a banner year, it’s going to take improvement in a number of other areas as well if the Leopards are to turn things around.