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As a part of the recent media days, many ACC coaches, including Scott Shafer, spent time at ESPN headquarters. While talking to Ivan Maisel, Shafer said the close wins at the end of last season were great for momentum—and especially for Terrel Hunt, who really came along against BC and Minnesota. Shafer also spoke about wanting to play faster on offense.
One of the reasons Syracuse did not play a fast offense last year, Shafer says, was because of the uncertainty of the unit. From the quarterback position to the unknowns at wide receivers, there were too many questions around the offense for the team to move at a fast pace.
This year, there is much more continuity: Terrel Hunt comes into his second year as a starter, and Jarrod West and Ashton Broyld return as two of his top targets. So, as Shafer says, it is “time for the Orange to start moving at a faster pace.”
Maisel asked Shafer his favorite part of the...