Syracuse's 23-15 loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights was as frustrating as any in the last couple seasons. And finally, the facade is starting to come down and the Syracuse Orange brass are finally letting the emotion fly.
Doug Marrone, as he was leaving the field:
"We lost by a blocked field goal -- f---ing unbelievable!"
Doug Marrone on the team's mistakes:
"I get surprised at every mistake...if I'm gonna stand here and say I'm not surprised then I am a s**** coach"
"Just one of those plays (Nassib) got f***ing double-teamed by two guys and it popped out."
Soap for everyone!
"Stats don’t win games; scoreboards win games."
Who wants to have the talk with Rome?
Doug Marrone on the team's proclivity for turning the ball over:
"I can tell you that it’s frustrating to me...That’s been the problem since I’ve been here. We’ve been hurting ourselves...You know, are you gonna get some fumbles? I'd like to say yes, on a good hit, I can understand that. Okay, I think we all can. But laying the ball on the ground and throwing the ball where we're throwing it at times, it's just very, very difficult to overcome.
Marrone on how he feels about the game and the state of things:
"I’m not going to lie and tell you that I’m going to get in my car and forget about it. It hurts. It hurts. It hurts a lot."
Marrone on his decision to use The Tank in an obvious situation on third down late in the game:
"That was an awful call by me, an awful call."
Marrone on special teams:
"We put a lot of emphasis on our special teams this week...At the end of the day, we didn’t get it done on two of those plays."
"We were shocked to see that happen."
"That’s just who we are as a defense. We stop the run first and we earn the right to rush the passer. That’s a goal of ours, stop the run, especially these backs coming in, rushing for a hundred and something every game."