Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 11/17/14
It’s a shame we won’t be able to see Ron Thompson in the Spring Game, because if coaches are smart he’ll be one of Syracuse’s biggest weapons this fall. The 6’4″, 256 lb. tight end is recovering from surgery to correct blood flow in his hip. Seems like a slightly concerning procedure for a 19-year old to need, but as long as he’s back on the field this summer, no harm, no foul. Thompson had the surgery back in September, and the coaching staff knew he might not be ready for the spring. But the program always expected him to play this fall. That can only mean big things for the offense, and an immediate security blanket for the new quarterback. Whoever takes over under center will be short on experience. Luckily, the Orange has a terrific backfield with Jerome Smith, PTG and George Morris. But the passing game will likely be a work in progress. New offensive coordinator George McDonald will be calling the plays for the first time in his career. He’ll be working with Scott Shafer for ...
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