This fairytale Syracuse Orange football season just keeps getting more magical.
No, wait, those aren't the modifiers I was looking for. I meant the opposite of those things.
With regular starter Terrel Hunt out with a leg injury, true freshman A.J. Long stepped up as his replacement, having beaten out Austin Wilson for the gig. Long has struggled since a decent debut but at least he represented some form of stability.
And then we all remembered that Syracuse Football and stability are like oil and water. They simply do not go together.
Hence the news that Long is "highly doubtful" for this weekend's game against the Duke Blue Devils and that Wilson, who has so far proved himself ineffective, will likely be the starting quarterback on Saturday.
Shafer: AJ Long has a "nerve problem" in his arm and is "highly doubtful" for Duke.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) November 6, 2014
Shafer said Long had a "footprint" between his neck and shoulder pads. Literally has clear marks on his skin.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) November 6, 2014
Shafer said Austin Wilson has felt really good these last two weeks. Offense is adjusting to another QB.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) November 6, 2014
Just in case you're wondering, "Hey, shouldn't Terrel be ready to come back right about now anyway?," that's because you were dumb enough to believe SU was giving you real info when they said he'd be out 4-6 weeks.
Shafer on Terrel Hunt's status: "It's going to take some time. ... He's not close to ready to go."— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) November 6, 2014
So close, Mitch Kimble. So close.
Same goes for you, Riley Dixon, since you are quite literally just a couple sprains from taking snaps under center. And at this point, would that really be so bad?