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Syracuse University football camp day 4 impressions: It's nice to see Gulley back |
Sophomore center Macky MacPherson continues to hold his own in one-on-one drills against the first-team defensive tackles. I hope his detractors get a chance to watch him Friday at Fanfest. If they do they will see a player whose form and technique are flawless. Quick enough to be used like a pulling guard, he has been strong enough so far to handle the tough duty inside.

Syracuse University football team's offensive line quickens its feet and lightens its load |
"We really measure our players offensive line-wise by foot speed," Marrone said Monday night after day 4 of preseason camp. "We want to get our offensive linemen as big as we possibly can without sacrificing that type of foot speed in that short area."

Defense questionmark for SU football - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York
How good will SU be this season? I think matching last year’s 8-5 record with a bowl win would be a heck of an accomplishment. Why? In a nutshell, the schedule is tougher, at least on paper, the offense lost its best player, and the defense lost six starters, including the top two tacklers, who also were obvious team leaders.

Syracuse University Athletics - Quarterbacks Setting the Standard
"When your quarterbacks have knowledge of the full system, then it is kind of like everyone else has to catch up," Marrone said. "You want your offense to catch up to your quarterback, not your quarterback catching up to your offense."

Harris has emerged as key player for Orange - Sports - Daily Review
"It's just kind of crazy," Harris said of going into his second season as Syracuse's starting fullback. "It feels like just yesterday I was sitting up in the bleachers, with no name on my jersey as a walk-on." Now, running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley calls Harris the old man, and counts on him and halfback Antwon Bailey to be leaders on the field.

Catching up with the Thomas "brothers" - YNN, Your News Now
Safeties Phillip and Shamarko are not related, but they've been nearly inseparable all summer long

Athens' Raupers ready to get back to work for Orange - Sports - Daily Review
"I know I quit the last time, but I was a freshman then," Raupers said. "I was younger and I didn't know what I wanted. I have grown up a lot since then."

Video: Syracuse DE Chandler Jones - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones talks about the upcoming season.

Orange Football hungry for "big time" plays : Sports :
"It's not on me, or the receivers, but on the whole offense," explains senior quarterback Ryan Nassib, "that's something we've worked on in the summer specifically. We've got to make sure we're comfortable with it we're good with it heading into the season, so when the situation calls for big plays that coach feels comfortable calling them."

New leaders ready to shine for SU Football : Sports :
"He'll bounce back no problem, Prince-Tyson is a competitor, think of the most competitive guys you know and that's the type of person Prince is, so he'll be fine once he gets everything healed up, he'll be ready to go."

2011 Colts Training Camp: Day Eight News And Notes - Stampede Blue
As always, evaluation is subjective. And as we have often seen (Taj Smith), one can look very good in camp (Taj Smith) and then look abjectly terrible in game-like situations (Taj Smith, Taj Smith, Taj Smith). Speaking of Taj, he'll likely make the team. He's an outstanding special teams player.

Syracuse University Athletics - Glover Inducted into Captial Region Hall
Former Syracuse football standout Deval Glover continues to earn honors for his outstanding accomplishments on the gridiron. A wide receiver for the Orange from 1985-88, Glover was inducted into the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame on August 6 in Latham, New York.

Roster breakdown: Winning spot at Detroit Lions linebacker just got a lot harder |
Rookie Doug Hogue has looked good so far and, because he's the team's fifth-round draft choice, he's going to have a built-in edge against the other young guys because the Lions have an investment in him.

Georgetown center tears ACL in summer hoops game, may miss season |
Georgetown center Moses Ayegba has a torn ACL in his right knee and could miss the upcoming season.

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