We’ll make this brief, since we’ve already discussed ACC Football Kickoff (media days) plenty over the last two days.
There were plenty of stories written about Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange coming out of the event, and many of the links below are the most notable ones. In particular, you should direct your attention to the Matt Fortuna piece on The Athletic below, in which Dino seems to have some of the same scheduling questions the rest of us may.
Check out that, and many more headlines from Charlotte (and other topics too) below:
By the way, why is an ACC program that is coming off a monumental season opening the ensuing campaign on the road against a team entering just its third year of FBS play? “I would like to take you home back to Syracuse and we’d like to ask some people those questions,” Babers said, unable to control his laughter.
Sterling Hofrichter’s journey: from Seffner to Syracuse to...Sundays? (Tampa Bay Times)
“Sterling can consistently punt the ball and hit the ceiling in our indoor (facility), and that’s pretty amazing,” Orange senior defensive end Kendall Coleman said. “It’s not something that every once in a while happens by chance. If Sterling wants to, he’ll be like, ‘Hey, watch this,’ and knock it off the top.”
“I’ve been talking to Syracuse quite a lot, too.” Syracuse: “I went up there in the spring and I had a good time. Now I want to go back for an official visit and they want me to come up there and spend some time with the coaches. I like the program a lot. It’s like a family up there.”
In 1956, an incorrectly called penalty for illegal participation late in the fourth quarter against Penn State sabotaged any possibility of a last-minute comeback, dealing the Nittany Lions a 13-9 defeat. The contest in 1958 was marred by the allegation that the referee calling the game had graduated from Syracuse’s law school, explaining why Penn State was flagged seven times for 55 yards while Syracuse’s sole penalty was called in the final minute of the Orangemen’s eight-point victory.
Syracuse’s greatest strength might not be its exhilarating offense. The pace of Dino Babers’ offense and the explosiveness that it showed with Eric Dungey has laid a foundation for Syracuse as a team that leads with ability to light up the scoreboard. A closer investigation shows that the real key to the Orange winning 10 games for the first time since 2001 was on the other side of the ball.
‘I think there’s a gap between Clemson and everyone else right now’ (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Predicting Every Power 5 College Football Team’s MVP for 2019 Season (Bleacher Report)