By Chuck Burton
College Sports Journal
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Everyone knew that Fordham would be a different team from the Rams that went 1-10 in 2011.
The only question was: how different?
They changed the helmets – a sort-of cross between the crimson, white-lined black letter of Harvard and the numbered helmet of a Holy Cross or Alabama.
They changed the uniforms – presumably to make it resemble those of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, who, in the early going, a a surprising 3-0 with wins against the Patriots and Eagles. (That might be no accident: former Ram QB John Skelton is on the roster and started opening day, while his brother, TE Steve Skelton, who also went to Fordham, is on their practice squad.)
They even changed the head coach – Joe Moorhead took over for Tom Masella to usher in the next phase of Fordham's transition from need-limited aid to academic index-based scholarships.
So far, the Rams are different enough from last year, tripling their win total from last year (1) over their first four games (3 wins).
But that begs the next question – are they different enough from last year to make a run at the playoffs?
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