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Syracuse football training camp: What we know after practice day three

A lot’s happened in just two days; we discuss quickly.

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The Syracuse Orange football team completed its third training camp practice early in the morning on Aug. 8, so let’s take a look around camp with and the Daily Orange. For what happened on Saturday, day one of camp, head over here.

Running backs

Ball security was a theme, with Chris Libonati and Jon Mettus of the Daily Orange reporting that both freshman Otto Zaccardo and sophomore Jordan Fredericks had some trouble, each fumbling once.

RB Dontae Strickland and Fredericks are in an interesting competition: they’re not only competing for playing time, but they’re also roommates, as’s Stephen Bailey reports. Both also made significant weight changes over the summer:

Fredericks won the starting job as a true freshman last season, but struggled to adjust to head coach Dino Babers' hurry-up spread offense this spring. This summer, he cut about 20 pounds to get down to 210 and notices a difference in speed and endurance.


Strickland tacked on a few pounds this summer and is hoping to maintain his weight around 200 pounds, which would allow him to withstand bigger hits. Fredericks wouldn't mind shedding a couple more pounds as part of an effort to keep himself fit.

Fredericks could also use some work on his tumbling form:

Tight end

Trey Dunkelburger switched back to working with the tight end group and the wide receivers, after spending much of the offseason slotted in as a defensive end. Senior Josh Parris remained limited.


Devon Clarke did not participate for the second practice in a row. Chauncey Scissum was also limited status again.


Cordell Hudson did not participate, a new addition to the injury list from Saturday.


Still out: Parris Bennett and Ted Taylor.

Special teams

Well, punters gon’ punt.

Here are some highlights from the first couple days of practice:

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