Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 8/31/12
Tyrone Wheatley spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s practice and with a cluster of mics surrounding the former NFL veteran, he proclaimed that “it’s money time” for Syracuse football. The preparation for the 2012 campaign started back when the last seconds of the Orange’s finale against Pittsburgh ticked away, ending a horrid five-game losing streak. But that’s now in the past, and Wheat the Beast preached that a combination of off-season workouts, spring practice, training camp up at Fort Drum, as well as these recent days of work have kept SU players focused on what’s in front of them. One of Wheatley’s main priorities is obviously keeping the running backs in line, and his feature back Jerome Smith tells The Fizz he’s ready to go shopping: “It means it’s time to go. When you got a bank, you deposit so much money and we just kept putting money into the bank. Well now it’s time to go spend it. It’s time to go get money now.” The anticipation has built over these last few weeks
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