As Scott Shafer continues to mold the program in his first head coaching position, there’s several similarities to the last time a new coach took over. Like Doug Marrone versus Minnesota in 2009, Shafer will have a chance to watch a likely quarterback battle for the starting job before opening up in his first game also against a Big Ten opponent.
The No. 5-ranked Orange picked apart struggling Marquette on Sunday, scoring 13 goals in the first half on their way to an 18-6 victory at the Carrier Dome. It was Syracuse’s final home game of the season and a fitting end for nine seniors and their families who were honored in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
Syracuse women's rowing put in a strong showing in its only home regatta of the season, finishing second in all five races, including the varsity eight race for the O'Leary Cup, which was won by No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe on Sunday at the James A. Ten Eyck Boathouse.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen has been tweeting up a storm this fine Sunday afternoon, and he threw out an interesting tweet regarding the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib in regards to Thursday's 2013 NFL Draft.
As this brief history suggests, Pugh is a seasoned and decorated player at the O-lines most demanding position. He succeeded as a collegian thanks to superior movement skills, solid technique, good flexibility, and firm hand placement.
Soon to be high school senior, Kaleb Joseph, has reportedly been offered a scholarship to join the Orange in 2014. Meaning, Syracuse is looking to fill a point guard void that could potentially be there after next season.
Rogers coached at Syracuse from 1991-98 and helped the Orange achieve tremendous success during his tenure, as the squad registered a 68-26-1 record and six bowl appearances – including two trips to the Fiesta Bowl and one to the Orange Bowl.
Here's a look at where some of the key position battles we highlighted at the onset of spring ball currently stand.
"Hopefully you guys saw some pictures of players that you haven’t seen running the ball as much," Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. "I’m excited about those running backs."
The horrific event that occurred at the world’s most coveted finish line has forever marked the Boston Marathon. For the 17,000 runners who crossed, their accomplishment is darkened by a coward’s attack on the greatest spectators in the world. For the 5,000 runners whose run to Boston was halted, they have unfinished business to take care of. And for me, I carry my finisher’s medal with a heavy heart. A bittersweet accomplishment, really.
Both Pitt and Syracuse come into the ACC with a lot of questions, particularly at quarterback. I tend to give the Panthers a slight edge over the Orange simply because they have better continuity on their coaching staff and that their expected starting QB, Rutgers transfer Tom Savage has actually, you know, started. But when in doubt, go to the schedule. The Panthers have to play at FSU, at Georgia Tech and at Virginia Tech. Ouch. Add in tough home games against Miami and UNC and that Pitt has to play Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, and I’ll predict that the Orange ends the 2013 season with more ACC wins. But I doubt either team managed to reach .500 in league play.