Syracuse’s backup quarterback is a lonely place on the roster. Ryan Nassib has started every game for three seasons. He’s one of the most durable quarterbacks in school history. He’s never missed a game due to injury. He also has proven to be a leader, exhibiting composure in the clutch and lead the Orange back from a 20-point deficit against South Florida to keep bowl hopes alive.
So that leaves Charlie Loeb without ever much to do (last season he was the holder on kicks). Except for two plays this season. Nassib has had to miss two offensive snaps because of the new college rule this year says that a player whose helmet slips off must leave the field for at least one play. The Fizz caught up with Loeb to see how the backup approaches his job with the new rule in place.
“We were briefed about that helmet rule at the beginning of the year. I knew maybe I would have more of an opportunity to go in for one snap here or one snap there.”
To Charley’s credit, he has avoided disaster thus...