Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 10/23/14
At the risk of turning 2012 Syracuse football into a daily meandering of amateur psychology, it was glaring: Doug Marrone was much happier as camp opened this weekend. Last week at Big East Media Day, the Dougie was noticeably cranky and short in speaking about the upcoming season. Of course, this could have easily just been an annoyance with the interviewer (me). But overall, from his opening comments on the podium to his one-on-one with yours truly, Marrone was far from upbeat. His most memorable line from Tuesday? “I’m not happy.”  In comparison, yesterday SU’s head coach seemed downright glowing. Marrone was asked about his attitude going into camp and said, “My enthusiasm is very high.” A reporter asked him about Marcus Sales, and Marrone interrupted the question to say, “You have to smile more.” He also mentioned light-heartedly chatting with a player who had missed time recently. “I told him, this might be the longest you ever practiced. I joked with him about that.”  This is no
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