By The Numbers: Syracuse Football’s Keys To Improvement

Scott Shafer made himself a lengthy to-do list after a disappointing 2014 campaign. It isn’t a secret that Syracuse needs to make a number of fixes if it wants to avoid another disappointing season, but when you look at the statistics from last year, there are a few that stick out as the biggest points of concern. Offense The Syracuse offense was miserable in 2014. 329.3 yards...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Syracuse Football Backfield Candidates In 2015

Syracuse’s running back situation is… messy? Sure, we’ll say messy. The Orange didn’t have all that much success running the ball this season, and the future has question marks. Just look at Scott Shafer’s leaders in rushing attempts from last year: 1. Prince-Tyson Gulley: Graduating 2. Adonis Ameen-Moore: Graduating 3. Terrel Hunt: QB coming off injury 4. AJ Long: QB Redshirted...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fredericks Details Commitment to Orange

Syracuse running back commit Jordan Fredericks talked to the Fizz earlier today. Jordan, who signed his LOI earlier today, was the 2014 Gatorade New York Player of the Year. Fredericks told this Fizz about his signing earlier today, what Syracuse fans should know about him, and why he chose to commit to the Orange all the way back in his junior year. The home grown running back out...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What Landing Najee Clayton Would Mean For The Orange

Najee Clayton is one of, if not THE best, recruit that Syracuse is still going after. While a number of transfers are considering joining the Orange, Clayton is one of the last players that Syracuse is heavily targeting. Clayton, if he does decide to come to Syracuse, would be one of the team’s top recruits. He has proven to be a talented wide receiver and running back, with both...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dontae Strickland Will Be A Crucial Part of Syracuse Offensive Rebuild

Syracuse’s stagnant offense is in desperate need of a spark and that spark may just come from 2015 recruit Dontae Strickland out of South Brunswick High School.  Strickland, who verbally committed to Syracuse in June, may be the 73rd ranked running back in the class of 2015 but he will fit in seamlessly in the Syracuse offense. The 6’0″, 185-pound Strickland is an athletic...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Commit Jordan Fredericks Talks to the Fizz

On Wednesday I got to talk to Syracuse running back commit Jordan Fredericks. Commiting all the way back in April, Fredericks was one of the first to sign onto the Syracuse 2015 recruiting class. He talked about what made him choose the Orange. “I went up there [to Syracuse] for the Junior Day, and I saw the whole team sit down; they all looked like a family,” Fredericks said...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Back to the Drawing Board for Shafer, Orange

Scott Shafer’s second season at the helm of the Orange has officially come to an end.   Syracuse fell to Boston College 28-7 in the season finale on Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill.With the loss, the Orange finishes the season at 3-9, the worst since 2008. The biggest problem for Syracuse this season was the offense and the inability to move the ball down the field...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dontae Strickland Should Play As True Freshman Next Year

It’s time for Scott Shafer to consider making a true freshman the centerpiece of the 2015 offense. New Jersey running back and Syracuse commit Dontae Strickland once again led his South Brunswick team to a playoff victory Friday. The running back caught a 20-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 85 yards on just ten carries in his team’s 33-0 semifinal win over Trenton. The Vikings...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Up! Syracuse Needs Answers From Its Backfield

Courtesy: There has been a lot of questions asked about the Syracuse running backs. Who would step up as the second guy behind Prince Tyson Gulley? Could Adonis Ameen-Moore make an impact after getting virtually no playing time last year? We needs more answers, but look to this weekend for even more separation. The Orange admitted this past week they overlooked Nova...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Orange Optimism: Syracuse Hopes Backfield Jumpstarts Offense vs. CMU Syracuse had plenty of bad problems Friday night against Nova, but it also actually has a good problem as well. Syracuse has depth at the running back position. We mentioned in the offseason how even with the departure of Jerome Smith, the Orange has a veteran in Prince-Tyson Gulley to step in. Add in Hunt’s legs, Devante McFarlane, George Morris III and Adonis...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Festive Offense: Shafer Praises SU’s Fast-Paced Attack and Wideouts

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse football’s offense closed the 2013 season red-hot with a scorching scoring attack. Many returning starters and promising fresh faces have already reignited Orange Nation based on eye-popping highlights from Syracuse’s “Fan Fest” at SU Soccer Stadium over the weekend. Scott Shafer recapped...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Positions with Most Depth

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Earlier in the week, the Fizz examined some position battles. With three weeks until the start of the season, the Orange has positions that are still up in the air, but there are others that are 100% decided upon, and very deep. Running Backs: With a level of uncertainty still surrounding the passing game, the ground attack...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Syracuse Football’s Training Camp Depth Charts

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for all pre-season coverage of SU Football’s 2014 Season. via fansided Believe it or not, training camp is right around the corner for SU Football. Syracuse’s leaders for the upcoming 2014 season were at the ACC Football Kickoff on Sunday in Greensboro, NC. Senior standouts OT Sean Hickey and LB Cameron Lynch represented the Orange. The kickoff event...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Quinta Funderburk and Adonis Ameen-Moore Be Impact Players for Syracuse?

via MSN So far, the careers of senior Adonis Ameen-Moore and redshirt junior Quinta Funderburk have not met expectations. Both players were highly touted recruits out of high school. Ameen-Moore was a second team All-America selection for and Funderburk was recruited by Florida and Michigan before deciding to play at Arkansas. He transferred to SU when the details of the...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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