"Until the deal is sealed, I don’t see any reason to bring stuff up," Shafer said. "You coach as hard as you can, and recruit, and that’s what you signed up for." "The timing of it is just the timing of it. It is what it is."
I managed to find the one downside with Syracuse being #1 and undefeated- I honestly have nothing interesting or, more importantly, new to write about. Most of the angles have been covered ad nauseaum, and really the only thing left to do as both a fan and columnist, is to enjoy the ride.
Syracuse natives and SU alums Matt Abbott and John Galloway, and last year's Orange standout JoJo Marasco, were all named to the United State national team
Syracuse is (obviously) still a No. 1 in Lunardi's latest bracketology. Its opponent? Potentially UNC Asheville.
"Living in Chicago, you have to be aware of everything," Aaron said. "So when you're on the football field, you just try to release some of your energy that maybe you shouldn't put out on the street on somebody else.
In this '3 points' video, former Orange guard and radio analyst Matt Roe and I preview Clemson and even look ahead to SU's visit to Pittsburgh, a game both Matt and I feel could be Syracuse's first loss should they beat the Tigers on Sunday.
Shafer exceeded expectations in his first year, going 7-6 with a bowl win, and a very solid 4-4 record in the ACC, and that has paid dividends in this recruiting cycle. Syracuse has gone away from New York State a bit, as the Philadelphia, Chicago, and Miami areas were very beneficial to the Orange. ESPN has both of SU’s quarterback commits, AJ Long and Alin Edouard, rated four stars, while wide receivers KJ Williams, Steven Ishmael, and Adly Enoicy are all well-regarded prospects as well.
On Monday against Notre Dame, Trevor Cooney made a Gerryrecord-tying nine three pointers, and his teammates combined to make just one. On the season, Cooney has accounted for 57.1 percent of Syracuse's three-point makes (68 of 119). Syracuse is more dependent on Cooney for threes than Ole Miss is on Marshall Henderson, or Oakland is on Travis Bader, the NCAA's new all-time record holder for three-point makes.
The 2014 National Signing Day is in the books for the Orange, with the Syracuse Football team signing 25 athletes who will put on the pads in the fall.