Cameron Lynch was a star at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga., but he is remembered more for his impeccable character than his obvious football talent.
"I am looking forward to the start of the season,'' Moten said in a statement. "I am excited to bring a high tempo style that will provide excitement to the fans of Rochester.''
"If it ever got to the point where it wasn’t enjoyable or fun anymore," Johnston said, "I think it would be hard to do."
"Dayton reminds me of Syracuse in a lot of ways,'' Griffin, a native of Brooklyn who played at Syracuse from 1997 to 2001, said. "The atmosphere and the town support is tremendous. Syracuse is bigger, but from the local store guy to the top businessman in town, they all are Flyer fans, just like Syracuse is. It's a great college town.''
It feels a lot more comfortable this year. Last year, it was kind of awkward, me shooting it, because they had changed it from releasing the ball from behind my head to releasing it in front of my head, things like that. It was awkward last year, but I've been shooting it like this for a year now, so it's more comfortable.
This shouldn’t be a high-scoring game, certainly not anything in the neighborhood of the 36-29 margin in the teams’ last meeting in 2010, a contest won by Syracuse. The anticipated scoring (or lack thereof) is the basis of one of this week’s five statistics-oriented predictions.
When C.J. Brown re-assumes his duties for the Terrapins, he’ll have a new starting left tackle.
The Orange job is the easiest to peg because the school actually has a succession plan in place. Whenever Boeheim retires -- again, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT ASKING FOR A DATE! -- the program will move to longtime assistant (and Syracuse graduate) Mike Hopkins, provided he's still on staff at the time, which is no guarantee. Remember, Hopkins was in play for USC last March and almost certainly would've taken it had it not gone to Andy Enfield (as detailed in this nice story from Mike Waters).
"Basketball is still my first love," McNabb recently said in an interview prior to an episode of Fox Sports Live. "Football paid the bills, but I love hoops too."
Syracuse G/F Michael Gbinije, 6-7, 200, SO – Consensus top-35 prep recruit averaged 5.8 minutes per game for Duke in 2011-12. Had five points, five rebounds and three steals for Syracuse against McGill on preseason tour of Canada. Versatile athlete contributed 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game as prep senior.