Dungey Has a Chance to Join the Syracuse QB Pantheon

Ask anyone who the greatest quarterback in Syracuse University football history is, and chances are the first name that pops up will be Donovan McNabb. After that, the discussion turns to Don McPherson and Marvin Graves, and recently, Ryan Nassib has been added to that upper echelon of top signal callers in Orange history. In […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

USF Poses a Turning Point for SU

Heading into 2015, it was fairly clear that the Fizz had very low projections for SU football.  I’m still proud to be the only one who sees the Orange qualifying for a bowl, and I’ll stick with that statement – but it will look awfully bleak if Syracuse doesn’t walk away with a win this coming Saturday. The Orange is on the road for the first time this season, as the team...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Robert Washington’s Decommitment, It is Not Time to Panic

When Robert Washington decomitted from Syracuse on Sunday, it was surely a blow but cannot– or at least should not– come as a great shock to Syracuse fans. His initial commitment  to the Orange should have been an indication that he was not 100% sure of where he wanted to go as he initially committed to the Florida Gators only to change his mind. Well, now the worst has happened...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

How Did Syracuse Become The Worst Team in the ACC?

95. Out of the 128 FBS teams ranked by CBS on Tuesday, Syracuse came in at 95. That’s good for worst in the ACC, and the third worst of any Power 5 team. CBS’s list is only the latest in a series of underwhelming expectations for the Orange this season. SB Nation, ESPN and Athlon Sports all have Syracuse in the bottom of the ACC’s Atlantic division, and only Patrick Stevens...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hooker Could Be a Cure-All for Syracuse

Ever since Syracuse University lost Donovan McNabb after the 1998 season, the Orange football program has been looking for the next great quarterback. In nearly 20 years since McNabb graduated, the University has had a lot of mediocrity at the position, save for a few good years with Ryan Nassib at the helm. The Orange […]
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Syracuse Pursue UGA Transfer Jacob Park?

Okay, this is the wildest of wild speculation, but stick with me here. The Syracuse University football team has been searching for consistency at the quarterback position since Ryan Nassib graduated. The Orange have several intriguing prospects – Kenterius Womack, Eric Dungey, and new commit Rex Culpepper – but by at least sending out feelers […]
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Family Connection to Syracuse Recruiting and What It Means for the Future

Former SU receiver Jarrod West and current quarterback AJ Long are cousins. Ex ‘Cuse QB Ryan Nassib and former corner Joe Nassib are cousins. 2015 linebacker Troy Henderson Jr. has a family connection to Ernie Davis. In basketball, Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters are so close that they tell people they’re cousins. The Orange has a history of bringing in players who are related...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Importance of the NFL Draft to Syracuse

Every year it seems like we are looking at whether the Orange has anything to gain from either the NFL or NBA drafts. Often, there is some good that comes out of the draft for the Orange, whether it is the draft buzz surrounding Ryan Nassib or Tyler Ennis getting picked in the first round of the NBA Draft. But this year’s NFL draft feels different. There is no buzz around Nassib...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Prospects Showcase Their Skills At Pro Day

The NFL hopefuls of Syracuse University had their final chance to impress scouts yesterday in the Orange’s Pro Day. You won’t see a first-round pick used on a Syracuse alum this year, but the mid-to-late round talent of the Orange was ready to make the most of their last opportunity. Jarrod West West had the benefit of being thrown to by a friend and former teammate Ryan Nassib...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Grudging Greatness: Ryan Nassib, Forgotten Star

It seems kind of funny that a quarterback who was running the show for Syracuse only a few years ago would already become overlooked when talking about the annals of Orange football history. Yet any time Syracuse’s struggles over the last 15 or so seasons come up in conversation, talk inevitably turns to Syracuse’s inability […]
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Syracuse Target Emerges at WR

Since Ryan Nassib, Alec Lemon, and Marcus Sales graduated from Syracuse two years ago, the Orange has been looking for an answer at wide receiver.  The passing game has struggled mightily without a defined quarterback and a crew of decent receivers.  While this past season’s numbers were certainly an encouragement compared to 2013, Syracuse still needs to recruit to fix its passing...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Has Golden Opportunity to Land Big-Time Transfer, Michael O’Connor

Last week we mentioned how John O’Korn is very interested in transferring to Syracuse after leaving the Houston football program. Now another quarterback with a similar last name has said he has interest in possibly leaving State College to come to University Hill. Michael O’Connor has announced he is transferring from Penn State and told the Post-Standard he is interested in...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Is it time for the New York Giants to tank what’s left of their season?

Losing to a hapless Jacksonville Jaguars team after surrendering a 21-0 lead put the exclamation point on an abysmal season for the New York Giants. The game was a microcosm of why the team has struggled recently. Untimely turnovers and offensive inconsistency have been their undoing for two consecutive seasons now. The Giants were officially eliminated from playoff contention after...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

West Coast Connection: Syracuse Adds Commits Dunkelberger & Dungey

Not much is going right in the world of Orange football. But at least SU secures a few more commitments to the 2015 recruiting class to give some hope to a disappointed fanbase. QB Eric Dungey and JUCO TE Trey Dunkelberger have both committed to the Orange to bring SU’s total commits up to 23. The Fizz recently looked at Dunkelberger and his recruiting process, including conversations...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Steve Ishmael is The Answer

Two years ago, Ryan Nassib, Marcus Sales, and Alec Lemon graduated from Syracuse.  The passing attack was left in shambles with no answer at quarterback and a load of inexperience at the receiver position.  That year, Nassib racked up 3,749 passing yards with 26 touchdowns.  Lemon had a 1,000 yard receiving year and Sales finished with 882 receiving yards.  Lemon had seven TDs...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse faces Louisville at home in a key matchup

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) More than a month into the season, Syracuse finally gets a taste of Atlantic Coast Conference action, and there might be no better opponent for the Orange to face than Louisville. Riding a two-game losing streak and with a grueling schedule ahead, Syracuse (2-2) begins ACC play on Friday night at home against the Cardinals (4-1, 2-1 ACC). Though the series is...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse's Scott Shafer in better place

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) No scrambling this year for Syracuse coach Scott Shafer. ''I feel more comfortable because I already did it once,'' said Shafer, who led Syracuse to a 7-6 record in 2013 and a bowl victory in its inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ''There's still not a lot of experience, but year two is a little easier than year one.'' A year ago, Shafer had to...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Quantity or Quality the Theme of Syracuse’s 2015 Football Class?

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via rivals Yesterday Shyheim Cullen verbally committed to Syracuse. He is the 14th Orange commit for 2015, which is a strong number for a middle-tier ACC program in June. But like so many of the Orange’s recent recruits, he is a relative unknown. According to Rivals.com, Syracuse is his only offer. There is so much talk...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Nassib ready to battle for Giants’ backup role

In the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft, the New York Giants traded up to select Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. So it was assumed that he’d be groomed to be Eli Manning’s backup and maybe even eventually, his replacement. After a full season inactive for the G-Men and a new slew of quarterbacks on the roster for him to compete with, that doesn’t appear so certain...
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May 20, 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

The Long-Term Effect of Syracuse Football’s Texas Bowl Win in Houston

SU Athletics Yeah, the game was a slog for about two hours. Unquestionably, the Texas Bowl isn’t quite the prestige of many other games. Syracuse doesn’t recruit much in the Lone Star State anyway. No matter, the benefits of a bowl win far outweigh the negatives. It wasn’t that long ago Orange football was locked in a vicious cycle of 3-4 win seasons, led by one of the worst...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse seniors focused on leaving as winners

Regardless of what happens next week in the Texas Bowl against Minnesota, Scott Shafer's first season as head coach at Syracuse has turned out OK. Playing in the postseason is a nice reward, especially considering the hand Shafer was dealt as the Orange prepared to leave the Big East to play their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Coach Doug Marrone abruptly resigned...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers a rare favorite over Syracuse

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers football team admittedly didn'tknow much about its Texas Bowl opponent Sunday when it was announced Minnesotawould face Syracuse. They played each other last season, but this is new yearand a new team.So just what kind of Orange team will Jerry Kill's squad beup against Dec. 27 in Houston? For starters, this Syracuse team is one that wasbarely bowl eligible...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers a rare favorite over Syracuse

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers football team admittedly didn'tknow much about its Texas Bowl opponent Sunday when it was announced Minnesotawould face Syracuse. They played each other last season, but this is new yearand a new team.So just what kind of Orange team will Jerry Kill's squad beup against Dec. 27 in Houston? For starters, this Syracuse team is one that wasbarely bowl eligible...
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December 11, 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...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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