Found August 13, 2013 on Orange Fizz:
With the loss of Shamarko Thomas to the NFL, a key focus this preseason is how the secondary will look for Syracuse. Groomed veterans along with some new faces have been impressing at camp and showing off the secondary’s depth thus far with the season opener less than three weeks away. There is little question as to who the starting corners are going to be. Keon Lyn and Ri’Shard Anderson are both heading into their senior seasons looking to prove they can shut down the best of the ACC. However, there are some newer names giving them some added pressure from further down on the depth chart. Brandon Reddish and Julian Whigham have been catching Scott Shafer’s eye during practice and can challenge for increased playing time. Anderson did not have a spectacular year in ’12 and has to step up early on to avoid giving up playing time up to Reddish, who looked impressive last year. Shafer loves competition even at positions that seem locked up with seniors, so it’s no surprise he noticed W...

3-1 Start? Non-Conference Slate Will Set the Tone for Syracuse’s Season

Last year at this time, The Fizz dissected the difficulties of Syracuse’s difficult non-conference schedule. According to the Sporting News, SU had the toughest non-con slate heading into last season. The Orange went just 2-3 against non-Big East opponents last year, but showed plenty of upside. Doug Marrone’s squad dropped to Northwestern by one point, and battled Matt Barkley’s...
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