Syracuse Football Team Officially Known As The 44th Battalion

Chandler Jones, Justin Pugh and Michale Hay in...The 44th Battalion of Death, via Justin Soresen, Watertown Daily Times.com

One year ago, a crack commando unit was sent to South Campus by the SU Judicial Board for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from the maximum security Bird Library to the Syracuse underground. Today, still wanted by the NCAA, they survive as football players of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The SU-Team.

The Orange continued its friendship with the troops of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum near Watertown, by joining the troops for some drills on Friday learning what it's like to be a soldier in training.

The team practiced storming buildings and forming military formations going up stairs, and the day was capped off with a paintball matchup, of course the paintballs were orange. It was an intense day for the Orange, who is accustomed to the toughest of workouts. The players also say the teamwork used to complete the drills will help them along the way in the 2011 campaign.

When soldiers dubbed Zack Chibane, Macky MacPherson, Dorian Graham and Jeremi Wilkes as "The A-Team," Dorian Graham reminded everyone he cam prepared.

"I'm Mr. T, I guess," said Graham, who sports a Mohawk.

In case you're wondering, Chandler Jones, Michael Hay, Justin Pugh and Olando Fisher made up the B-Team. Proving that a name doesn't determine a champion, each team won two paintball games and a draw was declared.

Obviously, this was the best exchange of the day:

"I want to shoot all these guys," Olando Fisher said.

"Who do you want to shoot the most?" our reporter asked Wilkes.

"Fish. Fish. Olando Fisher. He's talking a lot of trash. I'm going to get him good. I'm going to get him good," He replied.

"I want to shoot him too," Fisher joked of Wilkes. "I really want to shoot him right in his head."

Syracuse Football: We Really Want To Shoot You Right In Your Head. Prep the printing press...

Photo: Chandler Jones, Justin Pugh and Michale Hay in...DeathMurderKill 2: DeatherMurdererKillerer, via Justin Soresen, Watertown Daily Times

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