Think the OR designation between Neal and Strickland is the only change in this week's Syracuse depth chart, so as expected, not getting much of a Dungey update. These have typically run a week behind what's reflected on the field, too. pic.twitter.com/ZhGBUzTKMS— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) September 17, 2018
As mentioned in the teaser, the biggest change involves the running back position. Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland have both shared the snaps so far this year, with Neal being the better rusher (57 attempts for 232 yards, 4.0 avg) and Strickland getting more looks/gains in the passing game, both as a target (four grabs for 59 yards) and as a blocker. This formality doesn’t mean a whole lot moving forward. But it’s a good sign that Neal’s made strides calling out coverage (Strickland’s main advantage beforehand).
The other “update,” is the non-update on Eric Dungey. As expected, Dino Babers is going to keep his starting QB’s status under wraps until Saturday, but Tommy DeVito’s performance has definitely re-opened the question after it was seemingly put to rest this offseason. Ultimately, we’ve seen a bad outing and a good outing from the redshirt freshman so far, so typical Syracuse uncertainty remains.
All and all, these lack of changes are a result of playing well (yay!) and staying healthy (bigger yay!). The Orange and this roster will aim for 4-0 for the first time since before I was born (1991) versus the Huskies at 4 p.m. ET Saturday.