Earlier this week we lamented the lack of an iconic visor atop Scott Shafer's noggin during the Rhode Island game. Was this just some strange anomaly or would the Syracuse Orange head coach no longer include the circular cap in his gameday wardrobe?
Turns out it may be the latter as Syracuse.com's Nate Mink went straight to the source.
"I was at practice early in summer camp and had a headache after practice. It was a two-a-day, went back in, came out for the second practice and said, 'You know, I'm not wearing this hat today.'
"I felt good after practice, so the next day, said I felt good yesterday without a visor on, so I'm not going to wear a visor today, and you stack up the days and I felt pretty good about not wearing it anymore.
"I don't know if I'll put one on again or not."
Now what inanimate object will Shafer boot into the stands when Eric Dungey overthrows Steve Ishmael in the end zone?
Before we get too worked up over such an immense loss to storied tradition, Kevin made a good point in the comments:
Valid. See you in hell, visor.