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DT Anthony Giudice will transfer from Syracuse football

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The sophomore’s move was announced after the game on Saturday.

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After the game, Syracuse.com reported the sophomore defensive tackle Anthony Giudice would transfer from the Syracuse Orange football program. Giudice, a Monroe Township, N.J. product, played in six games this season. He recorded two tackles and a sack.

While Syracuse has granted him a release to look at potential destinations, he will not be able to transfer to other ACC schools, as a condition of his release. Limiting transfers from heading to in-conference schools is a common practice in college. And given Dino Babers’s (warranted) secrecy over his system, it makes sense why he wouldn’t want to have that information circulated anywhere.

While Giudice didn’t play a ton this year, his absence will put even greater demand on the Orange recruiting more defensive linemen. This year’s line has only recorded 11 sacks in as many games, which is problematic for an effective pass rush. They’ve also been pushed around in the trenches when it comes to stopping the run, as we witnessed once again vs. Florida State on Saturday.

Giudice’s departure leave Syracuse even more limited on the interior line for next year. The only remaining defensive tackles will be Kayton Samuels, Tyler Cross, Steven Clark, Chris Slayton and McKinley Williams. Pennsylvania product Curtis Harper is the only defensive tackle slated to join SU in the class of 2017 right now.

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Best of luck as you search for your new destination, Anthony.