"You never want to go into a game and play two corners the whole game," Shafer said. "We didn’t last year. It’ll be in a rotation. They’ll all play. One guy will get the nod as the starter, but the next guy may play the same amount of plays or more depending on how each series works itself out."
"I think we have a good plan both in the kicking game as well as the offensive side of the game plan to try to immerse the kids in the different situations that we can plug them into," Shafer said. "It’s a good problem to have, but we’re creatively trying ways to get them on the field."
The yearly celebration, which coincides with the start of classes and the first week of the college football season, seeks to foster school spirit nation-wide by encouraging fans to wear the colors of their favorite college. So dust off your SU gear and get ready for another season!
Syracuse field hockey ranks fifth in the country in the 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll, announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Tuesday.
The SU men's cross country team was picked to finish ninth in the nation in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll, which was released this morning. The Orange women did not make the 30-team list but did receive votes.
It’s easy to perceive the Orange’s home slate as especially imposing. From a brand-name perspective, it’s true. Only five schools have ever won four NCAA men’s basketball tournaments. Three will visit Syracuse in a span of a little less than two months. Yet it its entirety, the home schedule isn’t much different than what the Orange have typically faced in the Big East over the last 20 years.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday he won't announce a starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions' opener against Syracuse until the first offensive series.
A.J. Long lurked near the end zone. Long, a freakishly athletic quarterback, is also playing safety this year for Friendship Christian High School in Lebanon, Tenn., gladly accepting that role out of necessity.
Jamie Trimboli, M, Greece-Athena (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. A member of Kevin Martin's SweetLax program, he attended King of the Hill, Crab Feast, Best of the Best and Philly Summer Invite. An All-Star at Maverik Showtime, he also placed second in the halftime fastest shot contest with a 95 mph shot. This spring, he tallied 33 goals, 15 assists, 67 groundballs and won 54% at the face-off X. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound recruit also plays quarterback in football. Trimboli strongly considered Harvard, North Carolina, Ohio State, Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State and Michigan.
Twenty-three years after leaving Syracuse for the NBA, Coleman is gearing back up for classes in the fall semester. The former All-American is taking online classes and just 12 credits away from physically receiving his degree in sociology from the university. He is listed as a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences on the SU student directory and is enrolled in two classes this fall, which puts him on track to graduate in the spring.
The Orange have to retool after losing a head coach and quarterback to the NFL, but a strong backfield could carry them to some success in 2013.
In this excerpt from his book, SB Nation's Bill Connelly, along with other college football experts, details what makes the sport, and everything that surrounds it, so special.
"Everybody says I have short limbs," Crume said, "so I’m just trying to be a technician and use the power and the strength I have."
How do I know the season is almost here? Kenny's 2 Pennies returns!