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...
Via Orange Fizz
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

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

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

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

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...
Via Football Nation
March 29, 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

Big Commitment… Literally: Monster OL Alexander Hayes Chooses Syracuse

Justin Pugh will go down as one of Syracuse’s best offensive lineman in program history. As he preps to enter April’s NFL draft, Syracuse has jumped on finding potential replacements for the all-conference stud. After visiting the SU campus this past weekend, offensive guard Alexander Hayes is up for the task, committing to the Orange. The Georgia big man is sold on the program...
Via Orange Fizz
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: Top Five Prospects Who Added Concerns to Their Scouting Report

Some players are able to take advantage of the practices and step up to the consistent level of talented competition in practices. Some, however, leave the week with questions as to what their NFL future may be. While “draft stock” didn’t fall this week, having concerns about performance, weigh-in numbers, or position translation didn’t help these five prospects. ...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Intensity rachets up at Senior Bowl practices

Tempers flared in the last of the full pad practices on day three at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The North practice was punctuated by a minor skirmish between Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh and defensive tackle Brandon Williams of Missouri Southern, while the South squad workout saw tempers flare as well.  Players on both squads were hoping to [...]
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: North Wednesday Practice Notes

Apologies for the delay, couldn't get the notes in before the second practice. I (Eric Galko) took the quarterbacks, running backs, and linebackers, myself and Mark Dulgerian worked on the receivers and defensive backs, and Alex Brown focused on the offensive and defensive line. Mike Glennon won the day's "best QB award", while Jonathan Franklin, Markus Wheaton...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: Interview Notes From the Top Prospects in Mobile

At the Media Night, it was a frenzy talking to players, grabbing who you can, getting a few minutes (if not seconds) before others swarmed to get the next question in. I got a chance to talk to 10 players that night, asking them questions that relate to what NFL teams would ask. I tried to cover injuries, character issues, arrests, scheme changes, and testing their football knowledge...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Non-seniors to play in Senior Bowl

The NFL has cleared two non-seniors to compete in the Senior Bowl for the first time, opening the door to a wider pool of draft prospects for future games. Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Saturday that fourth-year junior offensive linemen D.J. Fluker of Alabama and Justin Pugh of Syracuse received that clearance. Both have graduated. ''This is a breakthrough...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

First non-seniors to compete in Senior Bowl

The NFL has cleared two non-seniors to compete in the Senior Bowl for the first time, opening the door to a wider pool of draft prospects for future games. Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Saturday that fourth-year junior offensive linemen D.J. Fluker of Alabama and Justin Pugh of Syracuse received that clearance. Both have graduated. ''This is a breakthrough...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse OL Pugh entering NFL Draft

Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh is forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. A three-time All-Big East selection, Pugh posted his decision on Twitter and the university followed with a press release late Thursday. He said media reports that Orange head coach Doug Marrone was a candidate for a head coaching job in the NFL did not affect his decision. Pugh...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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