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Syracuse Daily Links - Final News & Notes For Clemson

Final articles, news, notes and tidbits before Syracuse plays Clemson.

Streeter Lecka

Terrel Hunt sparks new life into Syracuse Orange offense - ESPN

"We have a little more chemistry with [Hunt] because he was here in the springtime when we were going through the new offense," Smith said. "Between extending plays and our chemistry being better, that's the difference."

Last time they played: Syracuse throttles Clemson in 1996 Gator Bowl | The Daily Orange

SU crushed then-No. 23 Clemson, a two-point favorite, 41-0 in the Gator Bowl in front of 67,940 fans in Jacksonville, Fla. McNabb took home MVP honors after throwing for 309 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for a score in a standout performance to cap his first season under center.

Bailey: With help from Syracuse, Clemson has chance to reset opposing scoring record | The Daily Orange

If Syracuse maintains its up-tempo offense and Shafer is unable to spread his hay fever to the Clemson playmakers, the Tigers could very well leave the Dome with more than just a ‘W.’

Welcome to the jungle: Syracuse tries to slow down Boyd, Clemson’s potent passing attack | The Daily Orange

But when Whigham was asked if Boyd has any noticeable weaknesses, he couldn’t think of any. "He’s a good quarterback," Whigham said, "because he doesn’t have many."

Fizz Five: Syracuse’s Keys to the Game in Keeping Up With #3 Clemson : Orange Fizz

Speaking of the crowd, it needs to be loud. Make the Dome a home field advantage for once. The crowd is going to be big, so it might as well be loud, too. The crowd needs to get into Tajh Boyd’s head and rattle the Heisman hopeful. This does not just fall on the student section, but the entire stadium.

Clemson, Watkins hope to exploit Syracuse's aggressive pass rush | The Greenville News |

"We’ve got to get the ball out quick in this game," Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins said. "If they blitz the whole game, we’re just going to throw hot and do the little things they can’t stop. If you blitz the whole game, the defense is soft somewhere."

With Clemson looming, here's a look back at the biggest wins since Scott Shafer arrived at Syracuse |

Should the Orange prevail against Clemson, a trend of big-time upsets — most of which are in the Carrier Dome — dating back to Shafer's first season as the defensive coordinator would continue. Once a year, it feels like, SU ups its game and knocks off the biggest name on its home schedule. Could Clemson be next?

For Syracuse, a big recruiting weekend accompanies marquee matchup with Clemson |

"I was going to take my official to the Wagner game," said Roberts, a three-star offensive lineman from De La Salle Institute in Chicago. "But (White) changed his mind, the coaches did. They wanted me to come to this game just because they knew it would be a better atmosphere, a bigger game, people doubting them."

Cleveland Browns honor former Syracuse star Jim Brown |

"It's great to be back," he said before kickoff. "This is where I should be. I'm always going to be a Cleveland Brown. I love this city and I love these fans."

Syracuse football mailbag: Attendance for Clemson continues to dominate pregame discussion |

Given that, I'm expecting the number to land in the mid-to-upper 40s for an announced attendance.

2013 Clemson @ Syracuse Preview - Shakin The Southland

On the bright side of things, Clemson gets to travel into a new region and play in front of a new audience. This is the first time Clemson has played in the state of New York in 60 or so years. It is also the first time our Tigers have played the ‘Cuse since New Year’s Day, 1996 (man, that was a bad day).

Syracuse-Clemson football? Jim Boeheim? The Syracuse Chiefs? 'Bud & Brent' discuss all |

The topics of the week? Well, we've got the Syracuse-Clemson game, Jim Boeheim's take on paying college athletes and, of course, the ever-developing saga of the Syracuse Chiefs.

Syracuse basketball recruit Chris McCullough, two coveted prospects will train with USA hoops |

In addition to McCullough, the Class of 2014 prospect who has already committed to Syracuse, the camp will include Thomas Bryant and Derrick Jones. Bryant, the 6-9 forward from Huntington Prep (by way of Bishop Kearney in Rochester) and Jones, the 6-6 forward from Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), are two players in the Class of 2015 that Orange coaches are pursuing.

A Daly Dose Of Hoops: 32 In 32: Atlantic Coast Conference

3) Syracuse - Jim Boeheim and the Orange do not have as much guard depth now that Brandon Triche has graduated and Michael Carter-Williams was drafted eleventh overall by the Philadelphia 76ers last June, but New York's College Team makes up for it with the best frontcourt in the nation, a unit led by arguably the most underrated player in the country, that being explosive senior wing C.J. Fair.