Scott Shafer Wouldn't Accept Openly Softnosed Players At Syracuse

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Comments made Thursday by Syracuse coach Scott Shafer made it clear he would not accept a softnosed player on his team.

During his introductory press conference, new Syracuse Orange head coach Scott Shafer said that he wanted his team to play "hardnosed" football for people of Syracuse, who are "hardnosed people who work their ass off." It all begs the question, would Shafer accept an openly "softnosed" player in his locker room.

Comments made by Shafer on Thursday made it clear he would not.

"I don't do the softnosed guys. I don't do that," Shafer told Z-Morning Zoo host Skeeter J, when asked if a softnosed player would be welcomed.

Shafer was asked if there were any softnosed players on the Orange.

"We don't have any softnosed guys on the team," Shafer said. "They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with that softnosed stuff."

If a player was softnosed, Shafer suggested the player should keep that fact to himself.

"Yeah, be softnosed 10 years later after that," Shafer said.

Syracuse University quickly released a statement Thursday evening:

"While Syracuse University publicly rejects the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Coach Shafer, we totally get where Coach is coming from. There is no place for discrimination within our school, and we have always supported the softnosed community, but, I mean, c'mon, do you really want softnosed guys out there playing linebacker for you? This ain't Georgetown."

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