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Syracuse vs. Tulane: The Return Of Chandler Jones (Kinda)

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Chandler Jones was back on the practice field yesterday. While he won't play when the Syracuse Orange take on the Tulane Green Wave this weekend, it's a welcome sight and good news for those who worried he was lost for longer.

"It was hard. It was hard," the Endicott resident said of the first major injury of his career. "I was just very positive about it when I found out the news. I just sat down and talked to my mom. I was just like, ‘Hey. This hurts. It hurts a lot.’"

"I’m not trying to brag, but I’m pretty sure at the West Virginia game you’ll see a new Chandler Jones."

As for the Tulane game, Doug Marrone isn't too excited about his "homecoming." After coaching the New Orleans Saints for three years, he's got a lot of contacts and friends in the area. However, this remains a business trip.

"As far as going down to a place that has been special to me as a player and a coach, if I ask my players to treat every game like a business trip and I go down there and I get outside of my schedule, then I'm not doing the right thing because I'm not showing the right example," Marrone said. "I have gotten a few phone calls, and I told the people, and I love them to death in New Orleans, but I told them, 'Hey. I'll come down sometime during vacation, but right now we're going down there on a business trip trying to win a football game.’"

Don't say "love them to death" in New Orleans, Doug! There's bad mojo and voodoo and vampires about!

By the way, if you're wondering who is currently in possession of The Bone, it's Dyshawn Davis.

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  • Check In With Coach Marrone Tonight...SUAthletics.com
  • Tulane freshman Sam Scofield had solid debut at Army...NOLA.com
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  • Syracuse 35, Tulane 20...ESPN