You haven't heard much about the Syracuse Orange football team given how basketball-centric news has been lately. Unfortunately, our first glimpse of football in a week yields a departure from the program.
Orange head coach Dino Babers confirmed to Syracuse.com today that walk-on offensive lineman Seamus Shanley is leaving the program.
Shanley, a redshirt senior and son of campus DPS officer Joe Shanley, started three games for the Orange last season while the offensive line was ravaged with injuries. He'd sat out the spring to this point with an undisclosed injury himself.
Shanley played out of necessity last year, and did an admirable job at that. But with a glut of options along the line this year, it was uncertain how he'd fit into the new rotation and system. In any case, that's no longer a concern, though overall experience could remain one for SU. Jason Emerich, Michael Lasker and Omari Palmer are the only players with O-line starts on the roster right now.
We wish Seamus the best of luck as he completes his time as a Syracuse student.