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Syracuse football backup quarterback Charley Loeb is ready, willing and coach says he's able |
Loeb hopes that process eventually leads to trading his place-kick holder’s duties for a starting job at quarterback – if not this season, maybe next year after Nassib departs and the Orange joins the Atlantic Coast Conference? "Yeah. I don’t want to sound cliche, but I just want to focus on now," he said. "I want to focus on Day One (of preseason camp) before I think about Day 367."

Syracuse: 5 questions heading into the season -
With matchups against Northwestern, USC and Minnesota in the first month, Syracuse will be challenged from the outset. The Orange also face Missouri late in the season. A win against the Trojans may be asking too much, but a sweep of the Big Ten schools could provide Marrone's team with much needed confidence heading into the conference schedule.

Orange tries to find a starter from a stable of running backs - YNN, Your News Now
The Orange has more than a handful of running backs competing for the starting job vacated by Antwon Bailey. Jerome Smith is the leading returner, but he only ran for 134 yards last year. Coach Marrone says no one has distinguished themselves so far, and it's very much an open competition for the job.

CFT predicts: the Big East | CollegeFootballTalk
6. Syracuse (last season: 5-7) The highlight of Syracuse’s 2011 season was a 49-23 dismantling of West Virginia. After that, it was all downhill with five straight losses to end the year 5-7. Like other Northeastern programs, Syracuse just isn’t what it used to be and the talent in that area doesn’t support programs like it did a couple of decades ago. Doug Marrone is a good enough coach that he might be able to have some success here and there — I don’t think that changes much in the ACC, either — but the Orange leaves the Big East on a low note.

Syracuse basketball recruiting profile: Isaiah Briscoe |
Isaiah Briscoe will be a sophomore at St. Benedict’s Prep in Union, N.J., this fall, but 6-3 point guard has been on Syracuse’s recruiting radar for quite some time. Briscoe’s older sister, Iasia Hemingway, was a senior on the SU women’s basketball team last winter. Briscoe has taken several unofficial visits to the SU campus. In fact, earlier this summer, he played in the King of Kings Summer League in Utica along with current Syracuse players Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams.

The Morning Orange: A magazine in the mailbox brings with it a sweet reminder of Ernie Davis |
Those guys on this squad will forever be able to say something that no other group of college football players will be able to repeat this year: "We are the athletic descendants of Ernie Davis." No matter the final record, that makes them a lucky bunch.

Syracuse Football 12 in '12: No.3 Ryan Nassib |
Ryan Nassib, a fifth-year redshirt, enters his senior season as starting quarterback for the Syracuse University football team for the third consecutive season. It would have been four had it not been for the Greg Paulus experiment in 2009. With a season to go, Nassib finds himself on top or near the top of several Syracuse passing records.

Florida LT Shawn Curtis Tells Fizz He’ll Take Official to SU, ACC a Factor : Orange Fizz
"It actually factors in a lot. Because I’ll get to play a lot of the games closer to home, and my parents will come out to see those games. So it’s definitely a big plus."

Follow Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney through a full workout with trainer Will Hicks in Syracuse, NY. Dwight talks about his transition to a new position and why he is looking forward to the upcoming season even without Peyton Manning.

The guys from Syracuse's Haven Hall lip sync Katy Perry's Wide Awake. Terribly. And fall over a lot.