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    Fordham thus far

    Can Ram fans give us some thoughts on the team's start?

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    Thanks for asking . An FBS and 2 CAA games were a tough way to start the season.

    In the past we were an up tempo, spread it out and attack high scoring offense. New HC Conlin from (OC from Yale) wants to play a more deliberate style. Unfortunately 2 starting OL are out/injured , top 2 RBs are out/injured and we've been poor both run and pass blocking. Senior QB Medlock is a pocket passer but hasn't had time to throw and with no running game -- makes for difficult circumstances. Our freshman QB Tim Demorat - has both run and thrown for a TD in mop up duty. He is more mobile and can make plays with his legs. Thought being if we can't keep a clean pocket at least he can provide some offense extending plays with his athleticism.

    Our Defense looks to be improved over years past. The effort is there and we have talent at LB and DB. Since our Offense has been poor (few sustained drives and points) the D has been on the field often and for long periods of time. Yes Richmond drubbed us but we competed with NC Charlotte and gave up only 14 points to SB offense..

    We play CCSU and Georgetown @ home. If we can get wins the next 2 weeks and right the ship -- perhaps can make a little noise in the PL. Right now Id guess middle of the pack finish PL record 4-2, 3-3.

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    I believe the Rams will be in the thick of the PL race.

    A good running game and an improved defense will make a big difference as the season moves on.

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    TOUCHDOWN17's description sounds like Lehigh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LU808 View Post
    TOUCHDOWN17's description sounds like Lehigh!
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    Re: Fordham thus far

    I hope we eventually are in the thick of PL race . First though, we need a win or 2. .
    For the first time in a decade I have more confidence in our Defense than Offense.
    Personally, I think Freshman QB Demorat should start. It won't help the OL block any better .. lol.. but he does have more mobility (than QB Medlock) and can extend/make plays with his legs.

    Congrats 'Gate on the nice win over UNH. Also HC good win over Yale. The majority of Fordham fans do root for the PL in OOC games.

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    A lot of football remaining to be played. Still Summer - only the third week of September!

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    TD17 nailed it although I think we should be decided underdogs this week as well. It was a brutal start for a young team learning new systems and not sure we’ll know how to win in any tough battles yet. We need OL development quickly. Running game is nil and pass protection is sieve like.

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    Re: Fordham thus far

    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown17 View Post
    Thanks for asking . An FBS and 2 CAA games were a tough way to start the season.

    In the past we were an up tempo, spread it out and attack high scoring offense. New HC Conlin from (OC from Yale) wants to play a more deliberate style. Unfortunately 2 starting OL are out/injured , top 2 RBs are out/injured and we've been poor both run and pass blocking. Senior QB Medlock is a pocket passer but hasn't had time to throw and with no running game -- makes for difficult circumstances. Our freshman QB Tim Demorat - has both run and thrown for a TD in mop up duty. He is more mobile and can make plays with his legs. Thought being if we can't keep a clean pocket at least he can provide some offense extending plays with his athleticism.

    Our Defense looks to be improved over years past. The effort is there and we have talent at LB and DB. Since our Offense has been poor (few sustained drives and points) the D has been on the field often and for long periods of time. Yes Richmond drubbed us but we competed with NC Charlotte and gave up only 14 points to SB offense..

    We play CCSU and Georgetown @ home. If we can get wins the next 2 weeks and right the ship -- perhaps can make a little noise in the PL. Right now Id guess middle of the pack finish PL record 4-2, 3-3.

    I agree w/alotta of this but not all. I think, even while fully healthy, our RB's weren't getting anywhere w/this line. And, even while fully healthy, this line wasn't helping our RB's out too much. Overall our running game is ranked 124th in FCS and our total yards is ranked 123rd.

    Defensively the effort has been there but the talent has dropped off considerably over the past couple of years. That says a whole lot considering how bad our D had already been going into this season. Aside from Cunningham (league MVP candidate) and Roberts, the talent just ain't there. Even the secondary has been a disappointment. Overall our D is ranked 111th against the run and 124th overall.

    Being that there are 125 FCS teams out there, 123rd in O and 124th in D ain't gonna cut it.
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    Re: Fordham thus far

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find the thread but I remember reading something here about Pete Lembo almost getting the Fordham job. I know we're only 5 games into the season but after home losses to C. Conn State and Georgetown, i hafta ask... Would the program be this deep in the gutter under Lembo? (Insight from Fordham and especially Lehigh fans appreciated!)
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