Posted: 9:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
By Sean Keeley
After an extremely close to the vest game, Syracuse has hinted at opening up the offense. But more importantly, Allen should be more settled in his second start after barely playing over the last four years. This should be a better reflection of just how capable the Orange’s quarterback is.
I had a great summer fishing, golfing, rafting, etc. and it was great to see the Tigers save some face for the ACC by beating Georgia on Saturday night. They are for real, big time. If the people in Syracuse can't sell out the Carrier Dome on Oct. 5, it will be another sign of a weak, weak program.
"How's he doing?'' Pyonin said, repeating a reporter's question. "It's mental abuse. This is the nicest kid you'd ever want to meet and this experience is just awful. They need to meet him in person.''
Jordan Evans (Jamesville, N.Y.) headlines the class. He was selected as the publication’s top overall prospect in the Class of 2013 after shattering the Jamesville-DeWitt High School season scoring record with 182 points (82 goals, 100 assists) as a senior. Evans was one of six Syracuse signees to receive Under Armour All-America honors in 2013, tied with Duke for the most of any school.
A look at Northwestern's 4-3 defense as the Wildcats prepare to play host to Syracuse
Northwestern uses a two-quarterback system and enjoys considerable depth at tailback.
"All I've told (Hunt) is he's one play away from getting on that field," Shafer said. "So he has to be locked in and ready to go mentally as well as physically. He's done a good job of preparing, and I'm very proud of the way Terrel has handled the situation."
"It was a real emotional thing," Hunt said. "I worked really hard to come up short, but coach told me he’s got my back and as long as I keep doing what I’ve got to do, I’ll get out there. I’ve just got to keep waiting."
"He’s a quality player," SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. "He’s an exciting player. He’s a player that can make things happen and he can get people off their seats."
Week 1 of the Drew Allen era is in the books, and there is no shortage of areas to improve upon come Saturday night's matchup at Northwestern.
Axe talks to the Syracuse offensive coordinator about how the offense will improve from week one to week two and what does he think about Coach Shafer saying he needs to "take the handcuffs" off the offense?
"He was a leader. He was definitely the sheriff out there," running back Jerome Smith said. "Even after the game I let him know. ... Tough dude. He took some hits out there."
Scott Shafer believes playing a tough schedule to start the season will benefit Syracuse in the long run.
Thank You Post Standard, for crediting Terrel Hunt with the game of his life. Only in the world of wildly inaccurate box scores can an interception also count as a completed pass - when no passes were actually thrown.