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Jim Boeheim: 'Haven’t felt this good about a team since [2011-2012]'

Boeheim compares this year's quality and depth to the team he took to the Elite Eight in 2012.

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Jon Rothstein (now of FanRag) was in Syracuse yesterday for his annual preseason check-in and accompanying tweetstorm. So you know what that means. So much Jon Rothstein in Jon Rothstein.

Gotta say, that's a bit of a deep cut and a curious choice so I'm gonna need some explanation on that one.

What else did Jon see while we was in town?

And just in case you were worried we wouldn't have our annual "Jerami Grant Grew 27 Inches in the Offseason" tweet to give us life...

And he hasn't even grown Rico back in yet. That's another 2-3 pounds, at least.

Rothstein then chatted with the head honcho himself, Jim Boeheim. As Boeheim has said before, he has extremely high hopes for what could be Syracuse's best squad in years.

"I probably haven’t felt this good about a team since we had Scoop Jardine, Dion Waiters, and Fab Melo during the 2011-12 season," Boeheim said at Syracuse’s practice on Tuesday. "We’ve got size. We’ve got length. We’ve got shooting. We can play big or we can play small. We’ve got options."

"Tyus Battle is as good as any first-year player in the country," Boeheim said. "He’s a really talented player and Paschal Chukwu is going to help us on defense. He’s going to be really good in back of the 2-3 zone."

Easy, Boeheim. You're gonna have us expecting 40-0. As if we didn't already...