3-Star Athlete Darnell Savage Also Scores On-Spot Offer from Syracuse

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via rivals We talked yesterday about how Koby Quansah is one of two recruits given offers this past weekend at Syracuse camp. Darnell Savage from Bear, Delaware received the other. Does that town seem familiar? It should—Jerome Smith hails from the same town. And while he is no longer Orange, Smith’s success at Syracuse...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Syracuse RB Jerome Smith Teases Falcons Teammate Rashede Hageman About Minnesota Texas Bowl Ring

Syracuse scored a solid 21-17 Texas Bowl win over Minnesota in December, but that apparently didn’t prevent the Gophers from receiving rings to commemorate the game. Former Orange running back Jerome Smith just found out about this via Instagram, and gave his new Atlanta Falcons teammate Rashede Hageman a hard time about it on Twitter. How did Minnesota get a bowl ring and they...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

ID’ing the Run Game: SU Football’s 2015 Class Is Developing a Theme Early On

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via espn With 3-star New Jersey running back Dontae Strickland committing to Syracuse over the weekend, the Orange now totals six offensive commitments. As it turns out, each player produces in the offensive backfield or along the offensive line. Building the run game seems like a top priority for Scott Shafer. This doesn’t...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s NFL Prospects & How The Draft Has Morphed Into Bedlam

Syracuse Post Standard Will Syracuse have any players drafted by the NFL this weekend? There’s three players on the board for the Orange: DT Jay Bromley, RB Jerome Smith and LB Marquis Spruill. All of the three are projected to be mid-round picks. None are considered top tier talents like Syracuse has produced in the past, from Jim Brown through Donovan McNabb. But the NFL Draft...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Syracuse’s 3 2015 Verbal Commitments

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via msgvarsity Syracuse currently has three verbal commits for the 2015 high school class. They are running back Tyrone Perkins from Locust Valley, New York; running back Jordan Fredericks from Cedarhurst, New York; and cornerback Gerald Robinson from Hialeah, Florida. Tyrone Perkins is a 6’0’’, 190-pound speedster...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Running On: Syracuse Lands Second 2015 Commit, Running Back Jordan Fredericks

  via Newsday Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Scott Shafer and the rest of the SU football’s coaching staff are clearly addressing the future of the running game. The Orange added Lawrence Senior High School (Cedarhurst, NY) running back Jordan Fredericks last night, via The pickup makes it two commits now for the 2015 class, both...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Officially Debuts New Uniforms, LSU Series: What You Need to Know

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Nike SU football had a big announcement to make yesterday and really gave no advance notice on what it would be, other than the fact that it would be made at 2:45 pm at Destiny USA mall. A few hours later, we know now that the Orange unveiled a new set of uniforms and announced a home-and-home series with LSU. The...
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April 17, 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

Trading Up: Syracuse Running Backs Have Talent to Produce on Gridiron

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news When something good comes to an end, it usually makes way for something good to take its place. That is exactly what Syracuse has heading into its second season in the ACC, but at the running back position. Jerome Smith has declared for the NFL Draft, so the top two guys at the position come down to senior Prince-Tyson...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Long-Term Recruiting Effects: Vanderbilt Coaching Change Could See Mikale Wilbon at Syracuse

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Sun Times Penn State Head Coach James Franklin is already having fun in Happy Valley. After taking Vanderbilt to three consecutive bowl games in his first three years as head coach, he was hired as the Nittany Lions’ 16th head man in program history. The only problem is Vanderbilt’s recruiting class may now take...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye on the Backfield Prize: Syracuse Football offers RB Myles Autry

  via Buckeye Empire Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Syracuse is making its way toward the rankings, but still much work to do. It all starts with recruiting, even landing some of the nation’s best players. With Jerome Smith’s departure to the NFL, the Syracuse coaching staff needs to keep an eye on running backs from the class of 2014.  The Orange...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A Leader is Born: How Terrel Hunt Became the Leader of Syracuse Football

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Gannett Some things in life aren’t fair. Perhaps throwing an interception against Clemson would fall on that list, or sputtering at the end of a football game against Pittsburgh . Or even losing a starting job on the gridiron. For most college football quarterbacks, that might rattle their spirits. But not Terrel...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Wins the Texas Bowl 21-17 over Minnesota

The Syracuse Orange upset the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a stunning last minute touchdown. Terrel Hunt scored the game-winner and won bowl MVP honors after a poised performance in Houston. They say "Everything is bigger in Texas". It's only fitting then that Terrel Hunt saved arguably his biggest performance of the season for the biggest spotlight, a Texas Bowl...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Predictions for Syracuse vs. Minnesota in the Texas Bowl

via Nunes Magician Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Today is a day Orange Nation may not have expected. Syracuse plays Minnesota in the Texas Bowl in Houston at 6:00 p.m. EST, and it comes as a little bit of a surprise. Entering this season, there were many new things: a new coaching staff, new quarterback, new conference. After the loss to Northwestern...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rome-ing On Out: Syracuse RB Jerome Smith Declares for 2014 NFL Draft

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Town News The hay is never in the barn, but the SU football player who lives by that adage is on his way out of Syracuse. Scott Shafer told last Friday running back Jerome Smith has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft and will not play his senior stint with the Orange. Smith originally said earlier this...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse: RB Jerome Smith Going Pro

Jerome Smith changes course and announces that he will go pro, forging his final season at Syracuse. I admit, I was surprised when Syracuse Orange RB Jerome Smith told Bud Poliquin, "yeah, I'm coming back" in early December. Considering he almost jumped to the NFL before this season, it seemed strange that he'd want to come back for yet another season in the midst...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith appears to be headed to NFL

Syracuse running back Jerome Smith has taken the bulk of the carries for the Orange over the last two seasons, but it appears as if the Texas Bowl will be his final game with the program with the NFL in sight.
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ebb and Flow: A Look Back at this Year’s Positives and Negatives for Syracuse Football

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse Media When a college football team enters a new season with a new head coach and quarterback and in a new conference, one might think the team is headed for solely disappointments. This happened to Syracuse, but it wasn’t all disappointments. Even with Scott Shafer taking over as head coach and Terrel Hunt...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Report Cards: Syracuse Football Gets Regular-Season Grades

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Boston Herald With the 2013 Syracuse football regular season behind us, it’s time to look at how the major players in the program did in the first season in the ACC. Syracuse finished the regular season 6-6 and 4-4 in the ACC. At times, the team looked inconsistent but when it looked strong, it looked really strong...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl: They Don't Play These Games On Paper

On paper, Minnesota is a better team than Syracuse. But of course, they don't play Texas Bowls on paper. They play Texas Bowls in Reliant Stadium in Houston at an agree-upon date late in December. When I step back and think about the reaction from a lot of Minnesota Golden Gophers fans on their team playing the 6-6 Syracuse Orange in the 2013 Texas Bowl, I think of two things...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse RB Jerome Smith: 'Yeah, I'm Coming Back'

Jerome Smith tells reporters that he's coming back for his senior season. We've kinda gotten used to the idea that any Syracuse Orange football junior who has shown a modicum of progress will go pro rather than wait around for their stock to drop. We're all pretty much in agreement that junior Sean Hickey is a goner. And I thought that most of us figured RB Jerome Smith...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Extra Fizzy Football: Staff Predictions for the Syracuse-Boston College Matchup

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news The Fizz writers come together to give you their predictions about the final Syracuse matchup of the season. Who do you agree with? Do you think Syracuse can grab the W?   D.A.: Syracuse Wins, 24-21 When the schedule first came out, a final weekend vs. BC at home seemed like an easy win assuming Syracuse wasn’t absolutely...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss


This week Pitt heads to the Carrier Dome for a no questions asked, must-win game. Pitt cannot rely upon a win over Miami next Friday to get to bowl eligibility. While Miami isn’t a top 10 team like they were a few weeks ago, they’re still a better team than Pitt across the board. Syracuse, however, is a flawed team still in transition after Doug Marrone left to coach the Buffalo...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Grinding it Out: McFarlane, Morris II are next Wave of Syracuse Running Backs

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse Media As the season winds down, the Orange has turned to freshmen Devante McFarlane and George Morris II for more carries. Both have been effective with McFarlane averaging nearly seven yards per carry and Morris averaging over four yards per carry. Each has shown burst of speeds that Jerome Smith and Prince...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro-Level Talent: The Syracuse Footballers with NFL Buzz

  Photo via Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news It was around this time last year when his name starting spreading around the nation. QB Ryan Nassib started setting the SU records, and subsequently his name was shooting up NFL draft boards. The most prolific passer in Syracuse history was slated anywhere as a first- to fourth-rounder in the...
Via Orange Fizz
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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