"To be honest, the first week, I was disappointed," wide receivers coach Rob Moore said. "But he did some good things last week. He played the way I expected him to play and now he just has to continue to build on that."
With all the hoopla surrounding Tyler Ennis’ arrival to campus, along with Tyler Roberson and the other 3 members of the Orange’s freshmen class (ranked No. 6 nationally), star senior C.J. Fair has practically become an afterthought. The incoming point guard is getting all the hype, but it’s Fair, continuing Cuse’s recent string of strong senior leaders, who is going to have the breakout year.
"I got my degree in human services and health professions, so I'm putting my degree to work,'' Gorman said recently. "I work with kids every day. It's a lot of one-on-one stuff. You've got to have a lot of patience. You're dealing with people who have gone through a lot.''
"Adrian was one of those guys that doesn't need separation to get open," Moore said. "He can make plays on the ball, he understands how to use his big frame, extremely physical, and he does a great job in the run game. In our run game, safeties know they can't come down in our box and tee off on our backs because they know he's there. He's like the enforcer."
Patrick Stevens has been right on seven of his 10 predictions this season.
I went back to the film and charted every play from the first half — before the game got out of hand and both teams scaled back their schemes — to find out 1) how often SU blitzed 2) who exactly was blitzing 3) where they were blitzing from and 4) the result of the play.
"We always talk about competing," Hameline said. "When you’re growing up, playing basketball or whatever, you always went to the playground and played against the best people you could. When you have the opportunity to play up, it’s a real challenge for kids and a real motivator. They’re the best team on our football schedule. It’s exciting to go up to the dome."
If Wales cannot play, expect to see more of redshirt freshman Josh Parris and true freshman Kendall Moore.
My opinion? It's simple: Shafer should make this announcement to the team prior to the Wagner contest: Allen starts the first quarter, Hunt starts the second quarter ... and the better guy starts the second half.
Syracuse has offered Isaiah Briscoe and Chris Silva and has shown interest in sophomore point guard Asante Gist.
"When we are able to shore up our programs and make sure our budgets are there and someday the boss gives an indication that’s the direction we’re going to move, our staff is well positioned to get going pretty quickly," Giansante said.
"He believes in certain philosophies, playing physically tough football, and over the years it hasn’t changed. His beliefs are still his beliefs," said Masella, Wagner’s associate head coach and offensive coordinator. "He’s still as competitive as he was when he was an assistant here, and still wants to keep building and raising the bar here for all athletic programs."
"You never want to overreact to a situation," Shafer said on the ACC teleconference Wednesday. "You want to look at it for what it is. I was pleased with his ability to come back after an interception and take the team down the field for a touchdown, and I was pleased with his completion percentage."
Throw down with the King and Queen of Syracuse at 40 Below’s Charity Poker Tournament benefiting the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation on October 12th at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Don’t miss the opportunity to play at Jim’s table or win a spot at a Syracuse University basketball team practice. Buy-in to play in the tournament is $150, general tickets (non-poker) are $50.