Found August 07, 2012 on
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.”
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One day of preseason practice is in the books for the Syracuse Orange, and afterward Doug Marrone was no different than any other coach at this juncture.
''I feel right now that we've got a long way to go,'' he said Monday night. ''We're not where we want to be right now.''
The practice, scheduled for two hours, lasted 17 minutes longer than...
Day one of Syracuse's fall camp is in the books, and Coach Doug Marrone spoke of his initial thoughts soon after.
One of the highest rated recruits in Syracuse's 2012 class was 4-star tight end Ron Thompson. The 6-foot-4 freshman is one of several incoming players that could make an immediate impact. While his biggest strength may be with the ball in his hands, Thompson spend some extensive time working with head coach Doug Marrone on other parts of his game.
Syracuse Football Prepares For Its Final Run At A Big East TitleAs camp opened up in upstate New York this past week, the Syracuse football team continued to prepare for their last go-around as a member of the Big East Conference, after over 20 years of competing in the league.
If the past few years have proven anything, it’s that the Big East can be anyone’s...
Doug Marrone is encouraged by his recruiting success, and one state in particular that Syracuse is making waves in is Georgia. While SU has planted its foot in the middle of NYC by reeling in 3-star RB Augustus Edwards, and brought in transfers such as John Raymon to create depth, the Northeast is still limited in its talent.
Last week at Big East Media Day, Marrone said he was...
With all the talk of Syracuse football branching out to the West Coast, Deon Goggins knows that he has helped to achieve one of the goals he set when he arrived at SU. Heading into his senior season, find out what else the versatile D-lineman is thinking as camp begins.
Noticeably slimmer and now healthy - Adonis Ameen-Moore is ready to take his Syracuse career to the next step. The running back talked about slimming down and preparing for the 2012 season with CuseNation.com
As preseason camp begins for the Syracuse football team, Head Coach Doug Marrone says every position is open. How players perform during camp over the next couple of weeks will determine who starts where. CuseNation.com takes a look at which positions should have the best battles.
Rob Trudo is healed after a tough spring and he's ready to contribute at Syracuse in 2012 no matter which position he lines up at on the offensive line. Find out his thoughts heading into fall camp inside.