The Orange have gone under the bubble to get used to it and the Wildcats are not only preparing to drip with "dome sweat" but have also been cranking up the music to get used to the noise. If you needed reason to be even louder than you usually are, there it is.
So when it's time for the coin-flip, who's going to walk out from the sidelines and rep the Orange as captains? That remains unclear but whoever it is, it's going to change on a weekly basis.
"We're looking for leadership and accountability from everyone," SU head coach Doug Marrone said before the start of Tuesday's practice in the Carrier Dome.
Hey, so, is John Raymon officially cleared to play this season or what? We kinda need to know, ya know? SU still hasn't heard from the NCAA but I would imagine they'll know in the next day or so. Raymon seemed very optimistic when asked about it a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, in the Orange backfield, Prince-Tyson Gulley enters the season as the No. 2 RB. However, that doesn't mean he's going to see limited time. Dave Rahme says that PTG "quietly enjoyed an outstanding camp" and seems to have solved his fumbling issues. He's also one of our starting kick returners, so expect to see plenty of PTG
Devante McFarlane moved from DB to RB to help out and although Doug Marrone was impressed with what he saw, it looks like the freshman will still end up redshirting if things hold.
"In hindsight I wish I would have moved Devante earlier," Marrone said. "He’s showed some good things, so we’re going to go ahead and put him on the other field (with the scout team) and start really training him. But he possesses very good skills for that position."
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