Injury-plagued Syracuse still in a QB quandary

Bye weeks aren't so bad, especially when the losses are mounting and the injury report has too many entries. Syracuse's Scott Shafer certainly knows all about that as he tries to piece together a lineup for Saturday's game at Pittsburgh (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The injury-riddled Orange (3-7, 1-5 ACC) have lost three straight games and seven of eight. Despite...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football 2014: Not Pretty

With the Orange’s loss to Duke yesterday, the team has finally been eliminated from bowl contention.  With two road games left, it’s nearly possible to call this season any kind of success.  But, what will 2014’s team be remembered for? The Year of the Quarterback: From week one it seemed like the Orange’s offense was a total downgrade from last year’s unit.  Terrel...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Home for the Holidays: Syracuse Lays a Dookie, No Bowl Game This Winter

Saturday was more of the same for Syracuse: a solid defensive effort for most of the game, undermined by a pathetic offense. The Orange mustered a mere 10 points and fall to Duke, 27-10. The loss puts SU’s season officially on ice. A 3-7 record means the Orange will finish below .500, and won’t be bowl eligible. But ultimately, that’s the fate they deserve. Sure, Scott Shafer’s...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke-Syracuse again - in football

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has faced a gauntlet of a schedule, and it isn't over just yet. The reeling Orange (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) host No. 22 Duke on Saturday, and the injuries continue to mount. Syracuse needs a victory to keep its bowl hopes alive, and its top two quarterbacks are hurt. Starter Terrel Hunt is out with a broken calf bone and now freshman AJ Long...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shafer: Syracuse QB AJ Long Likely to Miss Duke Game, Hunt Not Ready

A bad season turned worse, as Scott Shafer dropped a bomb Thursday when he said AJ Long is doubtful for this weekend’s game against ranked Duke. Long played through the entire game last week, and most did not think he suffered an injury against NC State. Long has had his ups and downs, but he is coming off his best game as a starter. The freshman QB threw for 307 yards and 2...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Long and Syracuse Face a Season Defining Game Tonight Against Clemson

After starting 2-0 Syracuse lost four straight games from September 20th to October 11th and many fans wondered if this year would become a lost season. Quarterback Terrel Hunt broke his leg in a 28-6 loss to Louisville during the stretch and two days later Scott Schafer took away George McDonald’s play calling duties. The season had hit a clear low point. To its credit, Syracuse...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Getting Production from Family Connection

There is no doubt Jarrod West has had a rough season and a half since hauling in 43 passes for 588 yards as the third option behind Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales in 2012. Many expected West to have a break out year last year, especially after Terrel Hunt took over for Drew Allen. That didn’t happen, as West caught just 26 passes last year, and just a single touchdown. This year however...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapid Reactions: Syracuse Snaps Losing Streak

- Let’s start by giving credit to the Orange. This was a program that looked like it was a program that looked like it was on the ropes this season. Instead, SU wins a critical game and doesn’t have to worry about six wins for another week. – AJ Long has his first career start and there’s no question he’s the right man for the job. While the Orange defense created offense...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Progress Report: Syracuse Football Midterm Grades Are In

After what has been a disappointing season thus far for the 2014 Syracuse Orange, we give out our midterm grades to some key players and personnel for the first half. Just a heads up, it is not pretty.   Terrel Hunt: D. Hunt had high expectations coming into this season after leading Syracuse to a Texas Bowl victory last December. Unfortunately for the Orange faithful, the 2014...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Syracuse’s New Offense Must Do in Debut vs. National Champs

Between SU’s quarterback situation, injuries, the tension between the Orange’s coaching staff, and the dominance of Florida State, today’s contest looks like one of the most daunting tasks Syracuse football has faced. The Seminoles are a 24-point favorite, and after ugly losses to Notre Dame and Louisville, a drubbing at the hands of FSU might kill off more hope that SU can...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Gets News Before Syracuse Game FSU Will Re-Examine Sexual Assault

Jameis Winston is in the crosshairs yet again. Yesterday, Florida State football and its quarterback got word that he’ll have to attend a disciplinary hearing for his role in the alleged sexual assault allegation from 2012. At the time of this posting, he’s still going to suit up against Syracuse. But could this cause an internal distraction before the game? From NBC Sports:...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse vs. Florida State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

YouTube Florida State certainly doesn’t look quite as sharp as the team that steamrolled college football en route to a national championship in 2013, but this is still the worst possible week for Syracuse to be hosting the Seminoles. SU’s starting quarterback Terrel Hunt is out for 4-6 weeks after breaking his leg late in the game against Louisville last week, and after three...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red(shirt) Alert: Should Long lose the redshirt this year?

To redshirt, or not to redshirt – that is the question. True freshman QB A.J. Long did not think the coaching staff would be considering this a week ago. However, a leg injury to Terrel Hunt has changed the plan. With all the chaos on the Hill right now with the Hunt injury and the George McDonald demotion, Scott Shafer and new offensive coordinator Tim Lester have a tough situation...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonald Speaks Out: Trouble Brewing on Syracuse Coaching Staff

Tuesday night George McDonald said he was “blindsided” by the news of his demotion, and that he never would’ve left Arkansas if he knew the rug would be pulled out from under him in just 18 games at the offensive coordinator. These are the soap opera details that we alluded to on Sunday when speculating about McDonald’s future as OC. It was clear A) the offense was stagnant...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse's Shafer says his Orange hanging tough

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Scott Shafer's second season at Syracuse hasn't gone smoothly. And with top-ranked Florida State coming to town, the Orange will have somewhat of a different look. Starting quarterback Terrel Hunt is out 4-6 weeks with a broken calf bone and Shafer has juggled his staff. Offensive coordinator George McDonald has been demoted to receivers coach and quarterbacks...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Look Orange: Is Scott Shafer a Great Leader or Just Desperate?

Scott Shafer has had some rocky starts to his tenure at Syracuse. He named fifth-year transfer Drew Allen as his starting quarterback to begin last season. That lasted only two weeks because Allen was so ineffective. Shafer changed his mind amid public pressure and decided to let the younger, inexperienced Terrel Hunt lead the team under center. This season the team has been mired...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse hurting after 3rd straight loss

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Riding a three-game losing streak, Syracuse is hurting big-time and its schedule is no friend. Starting quarterback Terrel Hunt suffered a broken calf bone late in Friday night's 28-6 home loss to Louisville in Syracuse's Atlantic Coast Conference opener and is out 4-6 weeks. Now the reeling Orange (2-3, 0-1 ACC) face top-ranked Florida State (5-0, 3-0) at home...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Dealt Another Blow, Terrel Hunt Out Injured

It’s clearly far from the ideal scenario if you’re Syracuse, but look at it this way: It can’t get much worse. In the wake of a three-game losing streak, and the offense getting pummeled from fans and media, the Orange will go into the Florida State game without its starting quarterback. Syracuse will be without Terrel Hunt for 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, forcing an...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football: Are Hunt and McDonald both done?

Over the weekend, the Confidential wondered aloud if any team/coach has lost their fanbase as quickly as Scott Shafer and the Syracuse Orange have. Since then, the twitter-machine has been abuzz with rumors about the Syracuse offense and changes that may/may not be expected – further evidence that this team’s season is on the brink.   *** First, there is the serious question...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Football: Notable Numbers From Week Six

Mark Konezny – USA Today During Friday evening’s win over Syracuse, Louisville Cardinal fans saw a lot of what they’ve been getting used to over the past few weeks. The defense was dominant and the offense did just enough. Here are some notable numbers from week six. 2 consecutive 100+ rushing yard performances for Running Back Brandon Radcliff. 3 complete games since Louisville’s...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Stops Here: Quarterback Terrel Hunt is Syracuse’s Big Problem

Syracuse’s offense is clearly struggling, and fans are starting to point fingers. With disappointing performances becoming the norm in Central New York, the blame can officially fall on the team’s starting quarterback, Terrel Hunt. The Syracuse offense has blanked two weeks in a row despite the defense letting the team hang around.  Against Louisville, Hunt took the Orange’s...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Code Red: Syracuse’s Red Zone Inefficiency is Killing the Orange

Man, do the Orange miss Jerome Smith. SU’s leading rusher last season scored 12 touchdowns in 13 games for Syracuse. This year, the only Orange player who has had any success at finding the end zone is Terrel Hunt. SU’s quarterback has rushed for 6 touchdowns so far, but three of those came in the Orange’s 40-3 rout of Central Michigan. This has become a major problem for...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bitter Orange: Louisville smacks Syracuse on National Television

The clock is dwindling fast for Head Coach Scott Shafer and Syracuse.   The Orange has lost three straight games and falls below .500 for the first time this season after its 28 – 6 loss to Louisville, Friday night. Even though SU has technically been “in” these games based on the scoreboard, sloppiness continues offensively for Syracuse.   And dammit Bobby Petrino...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Orange Offense Must Improve against Louisville

Right now is a tough time to be a Syracuse football fan. The Orange is 2-2 and currently riding a two-game losing streak heading into the game against Louisville. This is by far the toughest stretch of the season for Syracuse. The Orange lost to No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday at MetLife Stadium – a game that was in prime time. Now, Syracuse faces a 4-1 Louisville squad in a nationally...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anti-Preview: Notre Dame VS Syracuse

Thank Touchdown Jesus it’s back. The early season bye is a tough obstacle to overcome. It’s also a little strange to jump from one neutral site prime-time game to another. I mean, the Irish are 3-0 and Golson is a viable candidate for the Heisman- SO LET’S GET THIS THING MOVING ALREADY… SYRACUSE Do not take Syracuse lightly. I said, DO NOT TAKE SYRACUSE LIGHTLY! One only...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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