"From what I can tell he's had no academic structure, he's had no football structure, he's had no life structure," defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. "From my perspective, he's a guy who was a little lazy, kind of did whatever he wanted to do. Usually when you go into the city schools, not just New York City, but any city school in the country, the structure isn't there, or you have one part that is structured but you're lacking in the other two."
The numbers and the explanation for them reflect two of Nike’s core tropes: (1) Every team must have its own custom number font, and (2) every uniform element must have an underlying "story." The numerals that supposedly evoke the NYC skyline (trust me: they don’t), the obsession with "44″ (because of Ernie Davis) — it’s the kind of mythmaking that makes people go oooh and ahhh at an unveiling (or at least makes them stop saying, "What the fuck is the deal with those weird numbers?"), but nobody remembers that stuff once the ball is snapped, at which point you’re just wearing a weird-looking number design.
No. 9 Brisly Estime - Reports are he's even faster than he was a year ago. He's certainly more polished and has more playbook knowledge entering his sophomore year. Estime has been the most consistent receiver for Syracuse this spring. Will he spring loose on Saturday?
McAllister mentioned the following uncommitted targets are scheduled to be in attendance on Saturday: OT Cody Conway, RB Jonathan Forrest, DB D'won Walker, LB/DE Jordan Fox, DB Daiquan Kelly, RB Robert Washington, LB Drew Wiley, RB Dontae Strickland
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"They're extremely modern, almost futuristic. They look OK, but not phenomenal in my opinion. What works for me: The jerseys look like they have a proper fit, with various sections of fabric paneling throughout for better ergonomics."
"[Coach Autry] did a great job of recruiting me. He contacted me last summer about a month or two before Peach Jam. He came to see me play and that's when I got hurt. He still stuck with me, still recruited me very hard. It meant a lot to me. That's one of the reasons I decided to go to Syracuse -- because of my relationship with Red."
"It will be a good scrimmage and we'll get creative with some things that we do to get everybody involved," Shafer said at the Tuesday media opportunity. "I'm looking forward to having the kids play in front of the community again and getting back after it."
Randy Staats has been potent at times this season, but was shut down by North Carolina's defense. If Hobart uses double teams like the Tar Heels did, it could do the same.
Regardless of the merits of a federal agency’s ruling that football players at Northwestern can unionize, Syracuse University should begin planning if the decision is upheld, according to an advisory budget committee.