After playing four years against Gannon as a quarterback at Lake Erie College (Ohio), Sean Bedevelsky will coach against the Knights this year as a graduate assistant at Mercyhurst./Jack Hanrahan/ETN.
Mercyhurst has two graduate assistants this season who know just a little bit about college football in this area.
Lakers graduate assistant Jordan Krentz never lost to Gannon in his four years playing at Edinboro./ Christopher Millette/ETN.
Jordan Krentz finished his senior season at Edinboro with 28 tackles in 2011 while Sean Bedevelsky played against Gannon four straight seasons while at Lake Erie College (Ohio).
Although they’re graduate assistants, each bring a different knowledge of the PSAC to the table. Krentz has played against every team in the PSAC West outside of Edinboro, but his knowledge of the Scots is greater because he played for them.
As for Bedevelsky, he did something last season that Mercyhurst hasn’t done in two years — beat Gannon. The Storm upset the Knights 13-10 in Painesville, Ohio. Lake Erie College had never beaten Gannon in its previous three tries.
The Knights and Storm meet again Aug. 30 at Gannon University Field.
As for Krentz, the Scots went 4-0 against the Gannon, 2-2 against Mercyhurst in his four years of playing there. Redshirted in 2007, Krentz had 71 career tackles at Edinboro.
A four-year starter, Bedevelsky played for Mark McNellie, a longtime assistant at Mercyhurst who built the Lake Erie College football program from scratch.
As a senior, Bedevelsky threw for 2,179 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions and was the team’s second-leading rusher with 535 yards and a team-best 12 touchdowns.
A Murrysville native, Krentz received his degree in Sports Administration while Bedevelsky, who is from Brunswick, Ohio, graduated with a degree in Sports Management.