"That flag has Afghan dust in it. They lost guys fighting under it. We're going to keep it in a place of honor. We're going to find a safe place for it. But we're not going to carry it out of the tunnel. We'll carry the battalion flag out of respect for the soldiers at Fort Drum, but not that one. It's too sacred for that."
"I'm happy that we've been watching Villanova tape rather than our defense," Hunt, the Orange quarterback who looms so very large to the cause, confessed as Syracuse's preseason camp ticked away. "After a while, you get tired of our defense. You see them for four months straight and you're thinking, 'Oh, man. Could we watch something else?' I'm really looking forward to being able to go out there and compete against Villanova."
"As long as Syracuse can schedule an FCS team each season, it should. For a program that will likely be on or around the bowl bubble for the foreseeable future, an almost-guaranteed win is crucial for reaching the postseason (and in turn padding the ACC's shared bowl revenue)."
Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit): Syracuse
Syracuse (0-0-0) kicks off the 2014 campaign by co-hosting the first Central New York Classic with nearby Colgate this weekend. The Orange will host a pair of matches, beginning with the season opener Friday, Aug. 29 versus Niagara (0-0-0) at 2 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange will also host St. Mary's (0-0-0) on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Admission for both games is free.
Syracuse will have its own branded 24/7 channel on TuneIn, giving fans international access to team specific live play-by-play, pre-game and post-game shows, Coach Shafer's live weekly radio show, and in-season game replays. Fans can search broadcast network names on TuneIn to find 24/7 team channels.
Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey joins us to talk about the latest in Syracuse football recruiting and the start of the 2014 season. Wes Cheng then welcomes Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte to chat about their predictions for the year.
Syracuse, which captured the 2013 ACC men’s title in its first year as a conference member, was a unanimous first-place selection in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Virginia placed second, followed by North Carolina, Florida State, NC State and Virginia Tech.
This week, the Fizz will also be posting FizzCasts before and after the game, with a break down from our Fizz crew. But before all that, we take a look into our crystal ball and predict how the Orange will finish this season.