"It was a matter of spending so much time away from home,'' Roe said Tuesday. "My daughter's 10 years old and my son's 8. My daughter begs me to coach her youth basketball team. I figure I've got about eight years left with these kids before they're grown and out of the house.''
"Those are all things we've communicated and we're not to the point where we want to make anything public right now," Shafer said. "I think he has some more kicks in him. I really do. But that will be revealed as time goes forward."
When a capacity crowd in the Dome erupts in unison for the home team, the Teflon supported roof takes over and does its job of keeping that noise confined.
Senior seasons have begun, and with players attending big games and getting a better feel for which school will fit them best, expect recruiting to heat up.
Joseph Whelan was Syracuse's top finisher in the Harry Lang Invitational on Sept. 7, claiming fifth overall with a time of 20:34.90 in the 6400 meter run.
Now a freshman defensive end in Syracuse, Johnson has seen action in three of four games. Two years ago, he didn’t believe he would go to any college, never mind play football for Syracuse.
"They play in the (New York) Giants’ stadium, right?" one Tiger o-lineman asked.
The league may have as many as four national championship contenders.
A look at what writers who cover the Clemson Tigers are saying today, just four days away from the Syracuse-Clemson game at the Carrier Dome.
All of a sudden, Syracuse has some competition on the recruiting front for New Jersey linebacker Jason Cabinda.
The centerpiece of Syracuse's 2014 recruiting class is months away from signing his letter of intent, but he is every bit the 17-year-old in the early stages of a career with unlimited potential.
Over the course of the last three years, Baye Moussa Keita has turned himself into a defensive presence and, thanks to his boundless energy and willingness to hustle, the most reliable of Syracuse's three centers.
On Monday, Greene came back with another display of offensive firepower. The former Syracuse University forward scored 37 points. Despite Greene's performance, the Leopards still suffered an 82-81 loss to the Breakers.
"All I can do (now) is work on my game. I don't have to hear other schools calling me," he said in an email. "I'm set (where) I'm going (and can) work on my game and school work."
It took Jim Boeheim a while to formally announce the Orange's participation in the Madness, but they chose the same night as new conference mates Duke for their event. Boeheim wasn't the biggest fan of the NCAA rule changes, although he didn't mind the potential for a couple extra days of practice. Boeheim told the Syracuse Post-Standard he'd prefer to keep it the way it was.
Pasqualoni, who was fired Monday after compiling a 10-18 record in two-plus seasons at Connecticut, is only the 16th coach in an automatic qualifying conference to have a tenure of less than 30 games in the BCS era.
Syracuse picked to finish 2nd or 3rd in ACC this season. Everyone picks Duke to win it.