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Syracuse Daily Links - Shafer Not a Fan of Depth Charts

Tidbits and notes from ACC Kickoff as well as updates on basketball recruits & NFL alums.

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Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer calls depth charts 'one of the most overrated things in football' |

"To me, it's one of the most overrated things in football, the depth chart," Shafer said. "Today's date, the 21st of July, and to me it's, 'Who can play? Who can't play? How are we going to get them ready? Who are we going to move over? Who can be a swing guy?'

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer on K.J. Williams: 'I wish him all the luck in the world' |

"I really want to focus on the guys in the program that have made it," Shafer said. "We got a lot of wide receivers. I can't take too many of them. I'm proud of the kids that worked hard to get themselves eligible and disappointed with some of the others and discouraged with some of the other guys.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: 'The gap is not that wide,' plus other impressions of Syracuse football in Year 2 of ACC (video) |

"I think it's exciting. They've done a great job. They're very physical. They're long. That will be a tough place to play up there. They have great tradition, and (Shafer) is going to do a great job. I think they got a good football team. They have a lot of experience coming back."

Syracuse football closer to establishing rivals heading into second ACC season |

"I would say Pitt is probably our biggest rival just because of familiarity. Now, maybe in two or three years it might be different. A rival might emerge."

Syracuse football's Carrier Dome should be No. 1 home-field advantage in college football (but it's not) |

No other program in America has what the Orange has in its building: A flat, fast dry track . . . a low-hanging roof . . . stale air . . . claustrophobia . . . potential off-the-charts noise.

A look at former Syracuse players listed on NFL training camp rosters |

Macky MacPherson was the first former Syracuse player to check in at an NFL training camp this summer when the Buffalo Bills opened camp on Friday

How did the former Syracuse players fare in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League? |

How did former Syracuse players like Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, James Southerland and C.J. Fair do in Las Vegas? And which one signed a big contract with a pro team in Italy?

Doug Rhoads outlines ACC rule changes including low hits to the passer, addition of eighth official |

Rhoads covered the new penalty for low hits on passing players, the addition of an eighth official and the tweaking of the targeting penalty.

Bills receiver Mike Williams says he and Doug Marrone have put Syracuse issues behind them |

"With regard to our time at Syracuse, I feel that is in the past for both of us," Marrone said. "Mike has an opportunity to get a fresh start to his career here in his hometown and regain his form as a productive player in the National Football League."

Peach Jam recap: How did Syracuse basketball recruits fare in big AAU tournament? |

Malachi Richardson played for Team Final, Frank Howard played for Team Takeover and Moustapha Diagne played for champion NJ Playaz.