Football is a family affair at Syracuse where the tradition of excellence is passed down from generation to generation. The Orange program includes multiple coaches and student-athletes who were born and bred around the sport.
Shafer enters his first stint as head coach with two things Doug Marrone didn't have in 2009; a steady ship and universal acceptance.
Preparations for Syracuse women's soccer 2013 season are officially underway! The team reported to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and held its first conditioning sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Head coach Phil Wheddon's team is coming off a nine-win season in which the Orange qualified for post-season play for the second consecutive year.
If Syracuse finds pieces to fill the holes this could be a matchup to watch between FSU’s rushing attack and the Orange’s front seven. You can expect a team coached by Shafer to be prepared on defense so don’t be surprised if this is closer longer than expected.
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve clicked on "Big East" or "American Athletic" to check out the football conference preview for Syracuse just out of habit. I’ve seen "ACC preview" scroll across the bottom of my television and thought to myself, "Heck, I don’t have to pay attention to that." The whole concept is still in its infancy stage with me.
It should be noted only six of the 29 rushers matched their yardage total in the ensuing season, so history doesn't suggest vastly greater things for Smith. Maybe a 1,200-yard season isn't in his future, but chances are solid he can make another run at 1,000 yards in Syracuse's first ACC season.
Bailey has been put to work assisting the Bills' running backs along side former Syracuse running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley, now with the same position with the Bills. Bailey was selected as a 2013 Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship participant with the Bills.
They are trying to find a quarterback, reshuffle the offensive line, find a role at H-Back for Ashton Broyld, and fill out the wide receiver depth chart before Syracuse plays Penn State on August 31. That puts a burden on Jerome Smith, Prince Tyson-Gulley, and George Morris II, but it is a challenge they are ready for.
The Orange are one of four ACC schools to play only six games at their usual home stadium. The others are Boston College, Maryland and Wake Forest, and one of Maryland's is less than 30 miles up the road in Baltimore. Meanwhile, both N.C. State and Virginia play eight home games this season.
ESPN's basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep and others are reporting that Ja'Quan Newton, the 6-foot-3 guard out of Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, will play for the Miami Hurricanes next year.
Triche, the 6-foot-3 guard who graduated in May from Syracuse University, has agreed to play for Trento, a professional team in Italy's Lega Due (League Two.) Triche, who is in Syracuse working out in preparation for his imminent pro career, said he leaves for Italy on Aug. 17.
Martin, who stands a shade under 6 feet 1 and weighs 214 pounds, is quickly catching the attention of bigger programs due to his strong arm, quick release and toughness fostered during his days as a linebacker. This season will be just his second as a quarterback after playing defense for most of his life, and schools such as Syracuse, Purdue, Wake Forest, North Carolina and several others are intrigued.
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