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Dino Babers complimentary of Tommy DeVito’s offseason

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Considering how close the redshirt freshman is to taking the field now, this is very good to hear.

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We all know that Eric Dungey is the starting quarterback for the Syracuse Orange this coming football season, but it’s still worth turning attention to who’s sitting behind him on the depth chart as well.

The top name is obviously Tommy DeVito, the former four-star recruit started last week’s spring game with the first-team and has apparently made some nice strides while working with the first-team this offseason. Orange coach Dino Babers shared as much on Sirius XM on Wednesday, offering praise on his development so far. That sort of commentary should make SU fans feel a whole lot better about 2019 -- or in case we see a fourth straight Dungey season cut short by injury (please, no).

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Dino Babers: Syracuse football QB Tommy DeVito ‘closed ground’ this spring (Syracuse.com)

“I think Tommy DeVito has really come along,” Babers said. “He is what we think he is. We think he’s got an opportunity to be an excellent quarterback.” Heading into the summer, Babers and his staff must continue to consider how they will handle the quarterback situation -- admittedly, a good problem to have for a program that has experienced costly injuries at the position in recent years.

What other programs tell us about when Syracuse football could take off (Syracuse.com)

Other programs, including some, like Syracuse, that are not embedded in talent-rich recruiting regions and don’t have the prestige of college football’s blue-bloods, signal rebuilding takes more than three seasons. It would be unfair to compare what Babers is trying to restore here to, say, James Franklin at Penn State, Jim Harbaugh at Michigan or Tom Herman at Texas.

With increased production, Syracuse finds consistency in first line (Daily Orange)

Since Curry joined the top group against Rutgers on March 18, the top line has combined for 31 points, accounting for roughly 30 percent of Syracuse’s offensive production in its last six games. No. 9 Syracuse (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) has won four of the games, with its two losses coming to Rutgers and Cornell, which are both currently ranked in the Top 10.

The Time Has Come For Carmelo Anthony To Hit Some Damn Shots (Deadspin)

The problem isn’t just that Melo is missing shots, although it definitely is that, but that he’s not doing anything else of note on the court either. George is most often playing lockdown defense on the other team’s best scorer, and Westbrook is caught up in his full-tilt orchestration of the game.

Former Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer will transfer to Vanderbilt

Brothers face off when Danny Varello meets Joseph Varello at the faceoff X (Daily Orange)

Even Quade Green’s high school coach wonders if he’ll transfer from Kentucky basketball (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Athletes are leading cannabis into the mainstream (SB Nation)

9 NBA Draft decisions that will make or break college basketball next season (SB Nation)

In a down year, college football teams are scrambling to land QB recruits. Let’s keep track as 2019 QB dominoes fall. (SB Nation)

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