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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...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Orange Fizz
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Orange Fizz
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Orange Fizz
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...
Via Orange Fizz
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...
Via Orange Fizz
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 Syracuse.com 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...
Via Orange Fizz
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...
Via SCACC Hoops
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.
Via syracuse.scout.com
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...
Via Orange Fizz
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...
Via Orange Fizz
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...
Via SCACC Hoops
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...
Via Orange Fizz
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Know Your Enemy: ARCHRIVAL ORANGE

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...
Via Pitt Blather
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...
Via Orange Fizz
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro-Level Talent: The Syracuse Footballers with NFL Buzz

  Photo via Syracuse.com 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

Fizz Five: Syracuse Puts FSU Beating Behind It, Focus Turns to Bowl Eligibility

Photo via Tallahassee.com The no. 2 Seminoles may have handed the Orange an expected whooping Saturday 59 – 3 at Doak Campbell Stadium, but Syracuse knows its biggest challenges are before it. The nation’s second-highest scoring offense accumulated over 500 total yards and controlled the entire game. Florida State officially ran the table in the ACC with the win and sets itself...
Via Orange Fizz
November 18, 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. ''...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Previews: GT-Clemson Thursday night clash highlights Week 12

Clemson-Georgia Tech is always a sneaky-fun game during the ACC season. And it almost always holds significant implications for the cross-division rivals. This year is no different. This is Georgia Techs last ACC game, and it needs a win to stay in pole position in the ACC Coastal Division. Clemson, meanwhile, needs to stay alive for a potential BCS at-large berth. Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Previews: GT-Clemson Thursday night clash highlights Week 12

Clemson-Georgia Tech is always a sneaky-fun game during the ACC season. And it almost always holds significant implications for the cross-division rivals. This year is no different. This is Georgia Techs last ACC game, and it needs a win to stay in pole position in the ACC Coastal Division. Clemson, meanwhile, needs to stay alive for a potential BCS at-large berth. Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Football: Syracuse game preview

Nate Andrews and the Florida State defense will look to stop Syracuse. (Photo courtesy of 247 Sports) Seminoles look to complete perfect ACC slate vs. Orange After clinching a spot in the ACC Championship with a 59-3 victory over Wake Forest, second-ranked Florida State will return home on Saturday for its final ACC game of the season. The Seminoles are 9-0, ranked second in the...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Reactions from a Big Win over Maryland

Photo via AP Big Story Syracuse thrashed Maryland Saturday in a 20-3 win. The victory puts the Orange over .500 for the first time this season and in position for a bowl. The offense was more efficient against Maryland than even Wake Forest and the defense played just as well as last week. Let’s get to breaking down the five biggest takeaways of the Orange’s second ACC road...
Via Orange Fizz
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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