State of the Offensive Line: It’s like the State of the Union, only Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via SBnation It was pretty exciting when Syracuse received verbals from three offensive linemen on the same day last week.  While this is bright for the future of the Orange line, there are still plenty of players already on the roster who will be able to make an impact in 2014, and who will be around to play with the...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants’ 2013 draft class will be key to resurgence in 2014

OverTheCap.com reports that the New York Football Giants have approximately $12.5 million in salary cap space in order to complete their roster for 2014. This amount represents monies available to the team to re-sign key free agents (Tuck, Beason, Nicks, Joseph, A. Brown, S. Brown), unrestricted free agents, as well as their 2014 draft class. Given the number of need areas and the...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fizz Five: Top Reasons for Football Recruits to Wear Syracuse Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football via Syracuse Media news With National Signing Day inching closer and closer, a select group of talented football players will soon make their way to Syracuse to continue to help the program build. Syracuse is no national powerhouse. It doesn’t go undefeated. It has strong talent at some positions, and is weaker at others...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign top pick OT Pugh, QB Nassib

The New York Giants have signed first-round draft pick offensive tackle Justin Pugh and his Syracuse teammate, quarterback Ryan Nassib, a fourth-rounder. All seven of the team's draft choices now have signed contracts. Pugh, something of a surprise choice at 19th overall, has played right tackle during offseason workouts. He started 34 games at left tackle for the Orange. He...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Fall Camp Position Battle Preview: Tackle

The Orange lost a talented offensive tackle in the offseason when Justin Pugh left for the NFL. With Sean Hickey solid at one tackle spot, there will be an intense battle for the other starting slot. CuseNation.com breaks down what to expect at offensive tackle during fall camp and who should emerge inside.
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football & The Importance Of Being Eightwinnest

As a program, the Syracuse Orange exist in a kind of stasis during every off-season. Because we haven't rattled off consecutive quality seasons in over a decade, everyone basically hits the reset button on us each preseason. That's why the Orlando Sentinel can say SU will be the 96th best team in college football this season with a straight face and no one (besides us) will...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football 2013 Position Preview: Offensive Line

Last year, Syracuse's veteran-led offensive line was a direct contributor to the team's high-powered offensive attack. With Justin Pugh, Zach Chibane and Macky MacPherson manning the line, the Orange racked up over six yards per play as the Big East's best total offense (in terms of yards per game). But in 2013, a lot's changed. With Pugh and Chibane gone and SU in...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

AJ Long Helping Recruit Others to Syracuse: Twitter`s Increasing Influence

Calling all recruiting experts, there’s a new way of getting the attention of your most desirable players. It’s a proven method with tangible results. And it might just be the most successful tactic of the 21st century. You don’t even have to speak a word to or travel to see the recruit you’re going after. The Twitter-verse has become the hottest new recruiting medium recently...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A.J. Long Tells Fizz Syracuse Has “Very Great Chance” of Landing 4-Star OT

Nassau Community College head coach Curtis Cuilliam said Chad Mavety loved Syracuse right out of high school and dreamed of playing there. Even the family of the star-studded, JuCo offensive lineman attended SU back in their day. The 6’6”, 320 pounder still has Syracuse high on his wish list despite high interest from top heavyweights across the country. Follow The Fizz on Twitter...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Falls to Duke 16-10 in Lax Title Game: Orange Nation’s Words

Dick Blume/ Syracuse.com One of the most amazing streaks in college athletics is still in tact. Since 1979, every Syracuse senior who played all four years at SU has been to a lacrosse Final Four. Simply remarkable. But the national championship was a bridge too far, as the Orange lose 16-10 to Duke. The faceoff circle was where this game was won and lost. SU couldn’t grab 21-of...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Big Orange Apple

Last Thursday, the New York Giants made Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh their first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. As a die-hard fan of both the Giants and Syracuse football, I was thrilled to be able to continue rooting for Pugh. However, my night was marred slightly by former Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib. Most experts believed that Nassib would go to the Buffalo Bills, coached...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dissecting the Draft: Three Syracuse Players Taken in NFL’s First 4 Rounds

In our early draft projections back in November, we felt no Orange would be selected on the first night. We were wrong. Ryan Nassib’s stock dropped, while Justin Pugh’s rose. We pretty much pegged Shamarko Thomas accurately. Here’s a look at where Syracuse players have been drafted through the four rounds: Round 1: (#19 overall) Justin Pugh, New York Giants.  Good fit for...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Justin Pugh To New York Giants

The VitalsNFL Team: New York GiantsPick Number: 19Players Name: Justin PughPosition: Offensive TackleSchool: Syracuse UniversityHeight/Weight: 6-4, 304lbs.How Is the FitJustin Pugh will bring high energy and toughness to an aging New York Giants offensive line, and you can expect him to join the competition for the starting right tackle position in training camp this summer. The...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants Select Offensive Tackle Justin Pugh 19th Overall

  1.19 New York Giants Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse, (6-5, 307) The New York Giants continue to do what they do. It’s rarely a sexy pick from the G-Men and this is not different. The Giants know that Eli Manning needs to stay safe in order for them to be successful and Pugh can step in right away at right tackle or right guard. He could also fill-in on the left side if needed. Scouts...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Round 19 – New York Giants

  With the 19th selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Football Giants select Guard Justin Pugh out of Syracuse. Pugh started 34 games in his career, and earned All Big East honors in three consecutive seasons; second team as a sophomore, and first team as a junior and season. Pugh entered the draft after his junior season. Pugh is a seasoned starter at offensive tackle with...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: New York Giants

PICK: Justin Pugh, OT/G, SyracuseANALYSIS: I hate this pick so much. I question whether or not he can even be a tackle in the NFL; a right tackle at best. I've always seen him as more of a guard. I've never had Pugh graded as a first round prospect, despite all the recent hype about him. I really think there are much better lineman in this draft, and plenty of better defensive...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Will Packers Take? We Say Justin Pugh

How we came to that prediction is almost as interesting as the pick itself. Late developments with two players on the Packers' wish list potentially will have a major impact on how the first round shapes up. In the end, we went with Syracuse OT Justin Pugh over two other strong possibilities.
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Gigantic JuCo: Syracuse Adds 6’5″, 315 lb. Lineman Michael Lasker for ’13

Gigantic offensive lineman Michael Lasker announced via Instagram (@BigLask76) that he committed to Syracuse for the incoming season yesterday during his official visit to the Hill. “Committed to Syracuse today. This would not be possible without God, my family and friends. Hard work and dedication pays off. #trulyblessed #Godisgood #cusenation #goorange #cusefootball #orangenation”...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Rumorville: Miami Dolphins On The Move Up!

Welcome back to NFL Draft Rumorville. We are less than two weeks away from one of the best times in professional sports. The NFL Draft is a chance for fans of every team to start anew and meet the new faces that they will be cheering for on Sundays. Since most pro days, minus a couple prospects that have been injured, are over and most teams have moved on to private workouts and...
Via Football Nation
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Pugh Would Solidify Patriots Offensive Line With Strength, Aggressive Style

The Patriots’ two most noteworthy needs are at wide receiver and in the secondary, but an upgrade on the offensive line may in the cards this offseason. Sebastian Vollmer‘s return helped to keep Tom Brady’s personal secret service intact, but even more can be done to further fortify that line. Between Vollmer, Nate Solder and Logan Mankins, the Patriots have a solid core to...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Picks That Will Stun Fans: Who'll Make An Instant Impact?

At almost 6'3 in height and weighing 218 pounds, Geno Smith (West Virginia) will amaze NFL critics. He threw for 98 touchdowns, only threw 21 INTs, and held a 67.4% in completions through four seasons. Smith is another one of those elusive quarterbacks who runs a 4.59 in the 40 yard dash. I believe the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills have some room left on their quarterback...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse OL Justin Pugh Answers 12 Questions with the 12th Man

Justin Pugh had an impressive career at Syracuse University. Pugh was a three-year starter at Syracuse as the team’s left tackle. In 2012, Pugh was one of the best offensive linemen in the nation in regards to fewest quarterback pressures. Coming off of a great Senior Bowl and combine, Pugh’s draft stock is rising. He’s a likely candidate to hear his name on day two of the...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans 2013 Prospect List

A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process.   East West Shrine Game Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.) Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.) Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.) Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)   Senior Bowl Hugh...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

RB Rush: The Fizz Ranks the Top 3 Backs Syracuse is Targeting This Offseason

We’re now two weeks removed from National Signing Day, and the state of Syracuse football flips the page to a new chapter. The addition of George McDonald at offensive coordinator has excited the fan base to begin dreaming about the new attack. Let’s take a look back at the offensive additions for Syracuse by position: 4 OL 3 WR 2 QB 2 TE The Orange notably chased after some...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings by CJ

2013 NFL Mock Draft OT RankingsBy CJ MilnerNFL Draft Prospect| Projected Draft RoundLuke Joeckel, Texas A&M 1Eric Fisher, Central Michigan 1Lane Johnson, Oklahoma 1D.J. Fluker, Alabama 1Kyle Long, Oregon 1-2Dallas Thomas, Tennessee 2Justin Pugh, Syracuse 2-3Oday Aboushi, Virginia 2-3Chris Faulk, LSU 2-3David Quessenberry, San Jose State 3Xavier Nixon, Florida 3Terron Armstead...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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