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Patriot League NFL Prospects: QB Dominic Randolph

I can't speak for everyone following the Patriot League, but when I heard that QB Dominic Randolph was returning to Holy Cross for a 5th year in 2009, as a Lehigh fan I groaned.

It's not because I didn't think he was a good quarterback.  Quite the contrary.  But I knew when he announced his return that Lehigh's road was going to be harder in the Patriot League in 2009, and that Holy Cross would instantly go from question marks to Patriot League title frontrunner.

QB John Skelton has gotten a lot of attention this offseason, and the buzz is that he could possibly be a first day draft pick next Thursday.  Skelton was a great Patriot League quarterback, sure.  But it's Mr. Randolph that holds every significant passing record at Holy Cross and in the Patriot League after this year - and he will get his shot at the NFL as well, without a doubt.  He may not go as a gaudy high draft pick, but almost certainly as a late round steal or preferred free agent he will get a cha…

Patriot League NFL Prospects: QB John Skelton

(Photo Credit: Yahoo! Sports and Five Boro Sports)

On September 16th, 2006, I found myself heading to Baker Field in Manhattan to watch a budding rivalry. Columbia's game with cross town rival Fordham in the fourth edition of the "Liberty Cup" was national news only in the sense that Columbia head football coach Norries Wilson became the first Columbia head football coach to win his opener since Aldo "Buff" Donelli in 1957.

I never knew that I'd be calling back on my memory of that game to think about NFL draft darling QB John Skelton's debut as a member of the Rams.  Put into the game by coach Tom Masella after senior starter QB Derrick Daniels failed to get anything going offensively, Skelton's 3-for-7 performance - throwing an pick-six interception to DB Drew Quinn to put the icing on the Lions' 37-7 win - was nothing to write home about.  (After the game, coach Masella said, "We have bye week coming up.  Thank God.")

Masella, howev…