When Will Syracuse Football Be “Back?”

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via rantsports CBS Sports released its preseason bowl projections yesterday and the Orange was nowhere to be found on the list. What is even more surprising is that fellow Atlantic Division teams N.C. State and Boston College were picked to go to the Detroit Bowl and Bitcoin Bowl, respectively. The Wolfpack did not make...
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3 days ago  |  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.com 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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Key Position Battles to Watch for in Orange Football Camp

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via syracuse.com Saturday Scott Shafer and the Syracuse Orange started their first day of summer training camp. With a target of eight wins, Shafer and the rest of his staff must figure out which players will be on the field to give the Orange the best chance of reaching its goal. Some positions are truly wide open.  Wide...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Shafer: Offense Will Speed Up

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via examiner.com As a part of the recent media days, many ACC coaches, including Scott Shafer, spent time at ESPN headquarters. While talking to Ivan Maisel, Shafer said the close wins at the end of last season were great for momentum—and especially for Terrel Hunt, who really came along against BC and Minnesota. Shafer...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. Williams Reopens Recruitment after Failing to Qualify Academically

  via lehighvalley.com Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news The Orange received some unfortunate news yesterday as K.J. Williams announced via Twitter that he will reopen his recruitment process after failing to qualify academically to join the 2014 class. This will be a tough loss for Orange Nation to take after Williams became one of the highest-ranked...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Answering Syracuse’s Questions Surrounding KJ Williams’ Ineligibility

SyracuseFan.com Wideout KJ Williams was supposed to be the first 4-star recruit to come to Syracuse in a long time. He was expected to play right away and become a difference maker for the Orange offense as early as this season. With the recent news of his academic ineligibility, we know this won’t be the case, at least for the time being. Williams will not enroll this summer...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Syracuse Receiver Will Rise Up in the Fall?

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse.com It’s déjà vu all over again this summer as Syracuse looks for who will step up in the receiving game next season. Last season, the popular pick was for Jarrod West to become a breakout star but had a disappointing year despite finishing with the 2nd most receiving yards. Consistency is the name...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Gridiron Success in 2014 Lies in Ashton Broyld’s Development

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse.com One major part of the passing game that was missing last season was a go-to receiver for Terrel Hunt. Last year, some thought Jarrod West would be the go-to receiver after a big spring game, but it never really panned out. This year, Ashton Broyld was the star of the spring game, grabbing eight passes...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Adjustments Key to Syracuse Football Success in 2014-15

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via USA Today The Syracuse offense came alive the last two games of the season last year as Terrel Hunt finally looked comfortable as the quarterback of the Orange. However, for much of the season, the offense looked lost. SU failed to score more than 14 points in four of its 13 games and only topped 21 points five times...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange season preview

Syracuse surprised many last year by finishing 7-6 in its first season in the ACC and first season under head coach Scott Shafer, and the Orange appear to be in good shape to match or exceed that win total in Shafer’s second season. Unlike last season, there is no quarterback controversy in Syracuse, as junior Terrel Hunt returns after starting the final 10 games last season...
Via College Football Universe
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

George McDonald’s Wide Receivers Developing as a Unit for Syracuse Football

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse Media George McDonald has returned to his roots by taking over for Rob Moore as wide receivers coach, and through spring practice, McDonald’s been pleased with the “growth as a unit.” According to an interview with Scout.com, McDonald believes the wide receivers are playing at a “higher level,” and...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Depth Chart Notes for Syracuse Football Spring Practices

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Rant Sports The Orange has begun its first spring practice as a member of the ACC; technically, the program was still in the Big East during spring practices last year. After a mostly successful season, finishing with seven wins including a bowl win, Coach Shafer has some holes to fill and some interesting pieces...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ready for Unbelievable Competition: 2014 QB Recruit AJ Long Talks Syracuse’s 2013 Season

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Class of 2014 Syracuse QB commit AJ Long was one of many who sat comfortably in his living room to watch the Orange become bowl eligible against Boston College last Saturday. Long chatted with The Fizz and admitted his eyes were glued to the television. “I was watching the game the entire time,” Long said. “There...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss


So, yeah. The ACC’s predetermined protected game for Pitt. With long-time frenemy? old-Eastern-indie-opponent? Meh? It’s Syracuse. I just can’t muster requisite hate for them when it comes to football that the ACC seems to think there is between the two sides. At least not to call it a rivalry game. I want Pitt to beat them. I want Pitt to get that bowl eligibility completed...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse overwhelmed by No. 2 Florida State 59-3

Scott Shafer hoped his improved Syracuse defense was ready for its biggest test of the year. The unit had allowed just three points in the previous two games and was playing some of its best football of the season. The Orange gave up 28 points before it managed 28 yards of offense in a 59-3 loss to No. 2 Florida State. ''This is horrible,'' Shafer said. ''...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Learning the ropes

Upperclassmen Dyshawn Davis and Jarrod West are impressed with the young crop of talent that has emerged for Syracuse so far this season. The two dish on Brisly Estime, Isaiah Johnson and Marqez Hodge, advice that they have given them and more inside.
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Keys to the Game against Maryland

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Want your own personalized Syracuse University yoga mat? Click here!   Photo via Syracuse Media Syracuse is coming off a 13-0 win over Wake Forest, improving its record to 4-4. The Orange is now back in the driver’s seat to get six wins and go to back-to-back bowls. Now the team travels to College Park, Maryland...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of the trick play

Syracuse's defense shut out Wake Forest on Saturday, but the most exciting play came on a reverse pass from Jarrod West to Brisly Estime for the Orange's second touchdown of the game. CuseNation.com reviewed the tape and breaks down the big play inside.
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Shuts Out Wake Forest, 13-0

After giving up 56 points to Georgia Tech, the Syracuse defensive players were embarrassed and angry.  They had two weeks to channel their frustration and prepare for Wake Forest.  It showed on Saturday. Box Score They gave up zero points. "I was really proud of that fact that our players just stuck their chests out and went to work after that difficult loss," coach Scott...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Players react to Wake Forest win

Syracuse's Brisly Estime, Isaiah Johnson, Terrel Hunt and Jarrod West react to the Wake Forest win inside.
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Battle of the Ground Game & What to Watch For in Syracuse/GA Tech

It wasn’t until late in the fourth, but Syracuse pulled out a 24-10 win over NC State last week. This was the first win for the Orange in ACC play, and pushed Syracuse back to .500. The ground game provided all of the offense and Jerome Smith continues to be a threat to opposing run defenses. Smith rushed for 140 yards on 19 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run in the first...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Takeaways from win over NC State

Photo by Dick Blume The Orange went on the road and knocked off NC State for its first win in the ACC. It was a big win for the Orange, picking up the pieces after a blowout to Clemson last week, and leveling its record to 3-3, keeping a bowl game legitimately in view. 1)   The Orange must rely on the running game Over the past two weeks, the Orange has rushed for nearly 685 yards...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse 24, NC State 10

Two quarterbacks who didn't win the starting job out of training camp.  Two first-year head coaches.  And two teams searching for their first conference win. The result was as you might expect. The Syracuse Orange (3-3, 1-1 ACC) escaped Carter-Finley Stadium with an ugly 24-10 win over the NC State Wolfpack (3-3, 0-3 ACC).  It wasn't pretty by any means, but Syracuse came...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: What to look for in Syracuse’s matchup against ACC rival NC State

Photo via. Atlanticcoastconvos.com Syracuse has three losses and the last two have been ugly. The most recent was a 49-14 loss to Clemson in the ACC opener for the Orange. The opener was against the most talented team in the conference, and one that could very well win a national championship. Next up is NC State. The Wolfpack enters Saturday’s game 3-2 and 0-2 in the ACC, having...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Dominates in 54-0 Win over Wagner

Three offensive possessions into the game, Syracuse had zero first downs and a trio of three-and-outs.  Quarterback Drew Allen had a total of -1 yards passing.  The crowd grew increasingly restless and had seen enough. Box Score More importantly, so had coach Scott Shafer. Terrel Hunt came in for Allen and the switch immediately paid huge dividends.  Hunt led an impressive 12...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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