Defensive end Chandler Jones, New England’s top draft pick at 21st overall, had about as good a debut as you can have in the Patriots’ 7-6 victory over the Saints at Gillette Stadium Thursday night in the exhibition opener.
While Carl had every reason to hesitate with a sunny-side up comeback, he had already learned the correct answer to the pop quiz. The second straight season-ending setback was just another test, and one with the exciting twist of an even more improbable payoff.
"You just have to turn a bad thing into a good thing," Carlos said, paraphrasing his son’s outlook. "One year (out) is enough. Two years is very difficult. But he’s very optimistic. He’s focused in what he wants to do. We always tell him to have a plan, stick to it."
MLB, the NBA, the NHL all have a pre-season schedule of games. Why not something similar in college football, with its limited 12 game opportunity? Or at the minimum, why don’t more teams open with a FCS school or lower level FBS opponent?
The new system, designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics Inc., features several indoor LED video displays and a 360-degree ribbon display along the upper facing of the dome. The video will be shown in a high definition format.
Earlier in the week The Fizz discussed Syracuse’s top 3 targets down there for the Class of 2013, and 3-star DE/OLB Rakim Peters from Apalachee HS made the list. He’s ranked in the top 100 nationally at his position. The 6’4" 230 lb. hybrid pass rusher tells The Fizz he will be taking an official to SU at some point.
"It starts with me." Doug Marrone has slipped that quote into several conversations about his Syracuse University football team lately, including at SU Football media day this one from Big East media day and in a recent conversation with me on The Score 1260.
If you had planned to watch Dajuan Coleman battle Rakeem Christmas on Friday in a semifinal game of the King of Kings Summer League, you can cross that excursion off your list of potential Friday night dates.
Coleman, the Jamesville-DeWitt grad and future Syracuse Orange center, is expected to be there with his JD's Finest teammates. Those teammates include SU guard Brandon Triche.
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2012 Syracuse Football Off-Season Training Highlight (via suorangefootball)