An undisclosed injury will keep Syracuse Orange kicker Ross Krautman out of Saturday's football game against Wagner. Backup Ryan Norton will get his first shot at starting.
"Ross has got an injury that they're trying to get a good diagnosis on, but it's something that's been chronic now." (cc: @MatthewMcClusky)— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) September 12, 2013
That was one of a few announcements made by Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer Thursday during his final press conference before the Orange's home opener versus the Seahawks.
As expected, Shafer confirmed that both quarterbacks, Drew Allen and Terrel Hunt, will see action. The plan, according to Shafer via Syracuse.com's Nate Mink, is to have Allen start, run the first three series and mix in Hunt after that.
Shafer admitted Allen hasn't been consistent enough over the past two games and needs to stop turning the ball over.
"The biggest thing with Drew ... Is that I want him to see a muddy picture, and throw a check-down" - Coach Shafer— WAER Sports (@WAERSports) September 12, 2013
(For the record, I'd like to see Allen just not turn the ball over. But, that's just me.)
Meanwhile, the old, hard-nosed coach was also up to his old tricks saying a few interesting things.
Scott Shafer said Charley Loeb is technically Syracuse's fastest quarterback.— Trevor Hass (@TrevorHass) September 12, 2013
(That's what she said.)
Scott Shafer just compared Durrell Eskridge to Louis Delmas. Didn't expect to hear that name this morning.— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) September 12, 2013
It must be Wagner week!
Anyway, discuss the latest news heading into Saturday,.