And for those who follow Smith closely on Twitter, he also dropped a hint in the above video on when the hay could finally be in the barn.
This is SU’s strongest bunch on the defensive side of the ball. It not only features a perfect blend of size, speed, athleticism and agility, it also possesses the necessary leadership needed to venture into year one of the ACC.
The former Syracuse receiver, who signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent, has a right hamstring injury.
In this video, McDonald discusses the offense as a whole, Ashton Broyld, the tight ends and the quarterback competition.
"Adrian, being involved, has made plays down the field, and Jarrod made a nice play the other day as well," Shafer said. "I feel good about it, I really do."
SU's ACC brethren Duke (No. 3) and North Carolina (No. 5) are in the top 5.
Broyld tells Axe what to expect from the Syracuse offense and how comfortable he is feeling in his new H-back role.
The Post-Standard's Nate Mink, who has covered Syracuse and Penn State closely, joins Brent Axe to break down the Nittany Lions.
Adam, Cari and Dan break down all the storylines heading into Saturday's match up against the Syracuse Orange, and give their predictions on who will head back home from New Jersey with a win.
If he can hold the job, Montana will start against Syracuse in a few weeks.
The National Football Foundation announced that ESPN3 will provide a live feed of the 2013 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony taking place tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.
It’s simple: With all due respect to the Big Ten and its quality, the newly expanded ACC is the kingpin of college basketball. Melding Tobacco Road with two of the most pedigreed Big East programs (once Louisville arrives next season) means that every year going forward, at least one of Duke, North Carolina, Louisville or Syracuse will finish, at best, in fourth place.
"It's not the end of the world if something doesn't go well," Shafer said. "We're not just going to pull the carpet from underneath their toes and throw the next guy in. I don't want to be in a yo-yo situation."
Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer is 1-8 in his debut games, an interesting stat that has no impact on the game against Penn State.