Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey tweeted out a quick photo of the Syracuse Orange’s depth chart for this week before it appears online later today (probably). Ends up there’s only one recorded change from last week’s:
Syracuse's Week 3 depth chart: Colin Byrne listed as the sole backup C. pic.twitter.com/YhEcv5CTdc— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) September 12, 2016
Colin Byrne grabbing the sole backup center spot is a fine maneuver. But there’s likely more adjustments to come by the time the Orange hit the field against USF. Both Juwan Dowels and Antwan Cordy, who left the Louisville game early with injuries, are listed as starters here — something that could (and likely will) certainly change by kickoff.
At his press conference this morning, SU head coach Dino Babers mentioned he’s still waiting for final word on Dowels and Cordy, which explains why they’re both still included in the depth chart (again, for now).
With Syracuse facing a Bulls team that attacks defenses very similarly to what the Cardinals did on Friday, it could be another rough week for the Orange on that end. No major adjustments yet this season. But perhaps if defensive results are poor against USF, we start seeing some larger shifts by Brian Ward and the rest of the defensive staff.