Syracuse Coaches Boeheim, Marrone & Desko React To ACC Move

The Holy Trinity of active Syracuse coaches have responded to the news one day soon, they will be ACC coaches and not Big East coaches.

First up is Jim Boeheim, and if Jim Boeheim actually said this, I will give you a million dollars.

"In the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics, each school has to find the best fit. The Atlantic Coast Conference has a great basketball tradition and we look forward to contributing to that."

Next up is Desko, who confirms that Syracuse will play ACC lacrosse and not go it independent again.

"With the uncertainty in college sports right now, Dr. Gross and the University administration did an excellent job of putting Syracuse in a position to strengthen ourselves for the future with this move...From a financial standpoint and an exposure standpoint, joining the ACC helps all the sports programs here, which is important. Lacrosse-wise you aren’t going to find any better competition you than you will in the ACC. They’re all elite programs so it’s a great fit from that aspect, as well."

Finally, it's Marrone, a traditionalist who you just know is biting his tongue as well.

"I am excited for the University, our athletics program and our student-athletes...Joining the Atlantic Coast Conference puts us in a strong position for the future. The ACC has quality schools academically and athletically. I look forward to competing against them."

I'm sure a PR flak wrote all of these and not the individual coaches, but, there you go.

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