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Syracuse Football: Jerome Smith & Prince-Tyson Gulley On Hay Farming & Stuff

Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley plan on being one of the nation's best 1-2 backfield punches this season. So long as they can get the hey back in the barn.

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Jerome Smith gets most of the attention when it comes to the Syracuse Orange backfield, given his 1,100+ yard 2012 campaign. However, woe unto he who forgets Prince-Tyson Gulley's performance in the Pinstripe Bowl (265 total yards, 3 TDs).

While the SU backfield is as loaded as it's been in years, it's this 1-2 punch that expects to become one of the best tandems in the nation.

"Me and Jerome, we talk about it all the time," Gulley said with a smile, "that we could definitely be the best backs in the nation, a two-headed monster."

I expect everyone's Photoshops by Friday at 10am.

As for Smith, you might have noticed a catchphrase that the big back has throwing out there in recent months...

Your first thought might be, "Can somebody please put the f***ing hay in the barn?" But then you realize that Jerome isn't talking literally (I can't believe you thought that it was. You're such a dummy).

Smith was just named the starter when he got a phone call from Antwon Bailey, Smith's predecessor.

"He told me, 'Youngin, the hay is never in the barn,' " Smith said Tuesday morning. "(Bailey) said figure out what that is and call me back."

..."I said, 'You gotta get up and work every day because every day the hay probably is outside the barn and you gotta put it back inside,' " Smith said. "And he said, 'Yeah, something like that,' and he never told me what it meant and I formed my own opinion on what it was."

Is the hay the Smoke Monster? I think that's it, guys. This whole time...