I paused the snap before each play to record the down/distance and formation. Then I paused the play again when the ball first reached Hunt's hands, allowing me to document where his first look was on passing downs. Then I let the play run, jotting down any time his gaze changed directions out on the field. Finally, I recorded to where and to whom the ball was thrown.
This was Hunt’s chance. He didn’t simply answer when opportunity knocked. Hunt kicked the door off its hinges.
How good will Terrel Hunt ultimately be? Time will tell. But in the meantime, I say you should either belly up to some sports bar on Saturday or buy a ticket and head to the Dome for this pivotal affair with Tulane. Hunt has to get the Orange ahead and then keep it ahead. If he continues to deliver, this should be a winning season. Stay tuned.
I discovered that in only four seasons — again, dating back and through that '86 campaign — did four or more Orange athletes actually complete a pass.
Family and friends of Rob Edson filled the 18 rows of Hendricks Chapel and all three balconies on Thursday.
The New York Post reported that Seton Hall may hire Whitehead's high school coach Dwayne "Tiny'' Morton.
Dig in to this week's show as we break down SU's big win over Wagner, discuss if the quarterback controversy is really over, and preview this week's game with Tulane.
"One of the first things he talked about was does the quarterback have the ability to move the chains with his feet, and he didn't mean breakaway runs. He talked about how many times Montana would slide in the pocket and then take off and gain six yards when they needed five, and I see the same thing out of his son, Nick."
Scott Shafer praised the Tulane defense for its playmaking ability early in the season.
"We felt like we played faster with no shoes on," Eskridge said. "Growing up in the projects, you always wanted to play with no shoes on because we played on grass a lot. We didn't have many pairs of shoes. Mom bought one pair for the school year, so you didn't want to play in those."
It’s understandable why Grant isn’t a household name. He plays for a school more than a decade removed from its last bowl appearance and one coming off a 2-10 season. Yet after a 76-catch, 1,149-yard season in 2012, Grant is one of the steadiest receivers in college football. He’s off to a fabulous start to his senior year, with 24 receptions for 348 yards and three touchdowns in the Green Wave’s first three games.
"They like being athletes, they don’t want to be Clydesdales," said Will Hicks, SU assistant athletics director for athletic performance. "They don’t want to be three yards and a cloud of dust. They like the movement skills, and those are the things that they’re good at."
Said Addazio: "We’re going to use this bye week to try to get a jump start. We started today. We’ll be working tomorrow, and then Friday is like a game week Tuesday for us. We wanted to have a really good physical, hard-nosed, first-second down, full padded, go-get-it deal on Friday, so that puts us one day up."
The Orange does not have the team speed to keep up with Clemson and Florida State. But few do, those two teams are top 10 squads and National Championship contenders. The Orange need to be fast enough to take on the next group of ACC foes like BC, Pitt, Maryland, Wake Forrest, Georgia Tech and NC State. If not, the only thing going fast will be SU’s bowl hopes.