Syracuse Orange football quarterback Eric Dungey spoke to the media after practice Monday about - what else? - the new offense. Just 18 days remain until Syracuse opens the 2016 season against Colgate, but Dungey is aware that there is still work to be done.
“It’s obviously not up to coach’s standards yet and not up to my standards yet,” he said.
Dungey stated that going “with the flow” and “with what the coaches tell you” has helped him get accustomed to the new system. He mentioned that he’s had to learn five different offenses in the last five years, so he doesn’t seem to find adjustments to be a big deal.
One of the more major adjustments has been learning the playbook, on which Dungey had this to say:
It’s going well, just executing the playbook is what we need to work on.
He’s been singing Dino Babers’ praises about the new up-tempo offense basically ever since the new coach arrived. That’s a good sign that the players really believe the system will work.
“I love to go fast, I love the quick passes, the quick game,” Dungey said.
It’s great to see Dungey excited and ready to play, but from what he said, it sounds like the Orange really need to make the most of every second they get during fall camp to be as prepared for the upcoming season. I don’t think people are expecting everything to click right away, but the more prepared, the better. The season opener is rapidly approaching.