Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 10/3/11
Syracuse’s overtime loss to Rutgers was painful. Crazy Eyes Schiano running around everywhere. Fizz t-shirt icon Doug Marrone in disbelief as his team melted in front of him. And a special teams disaster as three kicks are the victims of poor blocking. Believe it or not there is good, but clearly there is plenty of bad, in this week’s Fizz 5. We start with the obvious: Nassib has taken a step back. As I tweeted late in the game: “Ryan Nassib is more lost than a Hawaiian in Siberia.” That’s just the start of the Orange’s offensive issues. Nassib looked to have turned the corner in the Pinstripe Bowl and followed it up with a great spring and solid start to the season. However. against USC he was ineffective at best. Last week against Toledo he was mediocre and this week the passing game was flat out bad. What had made him so good, despite his lack of big plays, was his ability to avoid turnovers. Against RU: Three to the wrong team, including one on the final drive and one in the r...
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