The responsibility for finding a replacement for one of the program’s all-time best signal callers falls on first-year quarterback coach Tim Lester. Ryan Nassib virtually rewrote the passing chapter of the Syracuse record book in his time with the Orange. He departed the program ranked first in career passing yards (9,190), attempts (1,312) and completions (791), and second in touchdown passes (70). Nassib also quarterbacked SU to two bowl-game triumphs.
First-year running backs coach DeAndre Smith stepped into a stable full of running backs that would make anyone envious. Although the Ryan Nassib-led Syracuse passing attack has attracted most of the attention in recent seasons, the Orange offensive success has been a product of an explosive ground game to go along with the quick-strike capabilities of the air schemes.
Coach Rob Moore is one of the links between the 2012 and 2013 coaching staffs and he has a number of slots to fill in his wide receiver unit prior to the upcoming season opener. Gone from the lineup are first-team All- performer Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales. The duo combined for 136 catches, 1,952 yards and 15 touchdowns last fall. In comparison, the returning wide receivers accumulated 60 receptions.
The entire Syracuse team surrounded the CBS broadcasters. Then the late Al McGuire interviewed Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Notice Donovan McNabb mugging for the camera during the interview. Fan favorite Elimu Nelson is front and center. Otis Hill gets some camera time. John Wallace finishes off the post-game interviews and the team breaks into its "The Cuse is in the House'' song.
Georgetown figured it had the last laugh.
You can find us at the Ale 'n' Angus Pub on Harrison Street in downtown Syracuse where the subjects of this day include the looming Syracuse University Orange football season, Doug Marrone's early days with the Buffalo Bills, Donovan McNabb's chances to some day enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame and baseball's trading deadline
There is name sitting on the Syracuse University football roster that may not get a lot of attention now, but will be a name you know soon and will make an impact for the Orange this season. Who will be that guy in 2013?
Jones listed scholarship offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Villanova, St. Joe’s, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, and Temple. He said there are no schools that he is aware of that are recruiting him that have yet to offer.