"Hey that's good. I'm happy. (laughs) There is nothing wrong with being good. I don't think he knows what he is talking about. I think he has an agenda when he talks about things and his agenda has always been anti-Syracuse and an anti-Jim Boeheim agenda, really, for whatever reason. That's fine. With him, he might not consider anybody great. I don't know what he thinks. But being a good coach is pretty good. I don't know what standard...if he has a hundred great coaches and I'm just good, then I might be a little upset. If he has five or six great coaches then me, then I'm not too upset with that."
"They hesitated for about 32 minutes and then they started to go and we weren’t prepared," Boeheim said. "At that point, we thought we had control of the game and it is a good lesson to learn, because you never have control of the game."
With the Pinstripe Bowl matchup against West Virginia looming, Inside The Loud House has decided to take a look at the top ten moments of the regular season for the Syracuse Football team to get you pumped! There were a lot of ups and downs this season for the fan base and the football team, but here are ten moments that had us jumping up and down, taking shots of whiskey, and partying like Big East Champions.
Sophomore Rob Trudo (Farrell, Pa.) of the football team and junior Shakeya Leary (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the women's basketball team are the Syracuse University Orange Scholar-Athletes for the week of Dec. 24, 2012.
"It just felt like home away from home, you know?" Brown said. "I had an amazing bond with coaches and players and plus I have a [lot] of family that lives in New York."
While 900 is a mighty impressive number, what's more impressive to the Post-Standard's Mike Waters is the company that Boeheim now keeps. He joined Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight in the exclusive 900-win club and will soon surpass Knight's total of 902 wins.
"As of right now I’m the left tackle on the Syracuse football team and I’m going to be the left tackle on the Syracuse football team," Pugh said. "I really don’t know. I haven’t heard anything. I guarantee that as soon as I know you’ll know . . . along with everybody else."
Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim picked up win No. 900 on Monday night against Detroit. Will Boeheim get to 1,000? Was his postgame news conference an appropriate forum to talk about gun control? When will the 10-0 Orange lose a game?
The million-dollar question is will that still be the situation early next month when Pugh receives feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board and decides whether to enter the draft with a season of eligibility remaining or return? When asked Wednesday afternoon if he should be included in the following breakdown, Pugh said absolutely. He also said he didn’t know what he was going to do because he had yet to receive the information needed to make the right choice.
Of all NBA D-League players to average more than 20 minutes a game this year, only one player – Terrence Jones, in his two-game assignment to RGV – has pulled down more rebounds per 48 minutes than Onuaku. The former Syracuse center's grabbing 9.3 rebounds in just 20 minutes a night (which, if you're feeling generous during the holidays, would be what he'd play in the NBA) which puts him at 22.4 per 48 minutes. His shooting's improved of late, too, with Onuaku going 61.3 percent from the floor over his last three.
Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams is on the watch list of candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award announced by The Naismith Memorial Baskeball Hall of Fame.
Just about every aspect of Jim Boeheim's 900th win has been covered at length by this point, but I'm going with the fact that he's been at Syracuse for 37 years and never had a losing season as my personal favorite. That type of consistency, both in terms of success and having it at the same place for such a prolonged period, is unheard of. Syracuse definitely picked a winner.
I think it’s time for college basketball to stand up for itself. Having grown up near the University of Illinois -- where football is something one simply suffers through until Midnight Madness -- college basketball has always held a far larger space in my consciousness than college football, and TV ratings aside, I’m far from alone.
Sorry guys, looks like we lost the Pinstripe Bowl (which was played in Orlando):