Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 3/28/13

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Doug Marrone of the Syracuse Orange gestures during the game against the Washington Huskies on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
As Syracuse basketball dances into the Sweet 16  against the Hoosiers, some may have been distracted that spring practice is underway for SU football. The Orange carries momentum into Manley Field House with a tremendous win in the Pinstripe Bowl and the construction of a solid 2013 recruiting class. Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest Syracuse football news Syracuse is four practices deep into its spring session, and the clear difference between Doug Marrone and Scott Shafer’s approach is energy. The liveliness and excitement is extremely high. Shafer has elected to follow in The Dougie’s footsteps in two ways: the majority of spring practices are closed from the fans and media. He also laid a heavy hand on nonsense within the program. Two players were dismissed from the team before Shafer ever coached his first game. JuCo LB Malcolm Howard commits to SU: Here’s more from Syracuse’s ’14 recruiting victories Shafer has elected two practices to be open to the public pri...
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