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There’s another way for Syracuse to #Restore44

There’s another way for Syracuse to #Restore44

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports It doesn’t have to be a running back After Sean Tucker accomplished something that no other Syracuse Orange player had done before the whispers became a loud roar. By nightfall on Saturday the 44 signal shone high about the Carrier Dome roof. Fans want to see a Syracuse player wearing the legendary number and Tucker’s five touchdowns make him the perfect candidate.....or does it? Eleven athletes have donned the 44 jersey and there’s no question that the decision to retire it back in 2005 was short-sighted. What I’d rather see is the...
Sean Tucker is making the case for Syracuse to #Restore44

Sean Tucker is making the case for Syracuse to #Restore44

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Let’s be honest: It’s finally time. As most Syracuse Orange football fans know, it’s been over two decades since any SU player last wore the number 44. DOCTOR Gross hanging it in the rafters sort of put it on ice for a bit, but the last decade has renewed conversation about the hallowed digits yet again. Today, we’re discussing the latest player to potentially show himself worthy of wearing 44, Sean Tucker. I’m arguing in favor of giving him the number, while Kevin will present the case for why not. Why it’s time to #Restore44...
Dino Babers addresses media ahead of Liberty game

Dino Babers addresses media ahead of Liberty game

Photo by Bryan Bennett/ Whose QB is it anyway? Ahead of a short week for the Syracuse Orange, Dino Babers addressed the media on Monday morning as usual. And after a weird three weeks to start the season, some interesting developments came out of his press conference. Let’s start with the subject on the minds of most people - the ongoing quarterback battle between Tommy DeVito and Garrett Shrader. Now I’m not going to pretend that me and pretty much everyone at the TNIAAM staff believe there still is one. Unless I’m mistaken, we all believe DeVito should be the...
Orange in the NFL: Recapping Week 2 action of Syracuse football alumni

Orange in the NFL: Recapping Week 2 action of Syracuse football alumni

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Which Orange pros stood out in Week 2 of NFL action? Whether or not the Syracuse Orange see success on Saturdays, you can be guaranteed there will be Orange on Sundays as the program has several players on NFL rosters this season contributing to their respective teams. Each week, we’ll recap the alumni action in one place in case you couldn’t flip through the channels fast enough. Chandler Jones - Arizona Cardinals Jones played on every defensive snap (all 61 of them!) and was cooled off from his hot start by the Minnesota offensive line....
Breaking down Syracuse’s first down offense vs. Albany

Breaking down Syracuse’s first down offense vs. Albany

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports That’s where they put the balanced playbook! It’s hard to read too much into the Syracuse Orange’s win over Albany last weekend. However there is some encouraging news in the first-down numbers from the game. I’ll leave the offensive line breakdowns to Steve but despite the final score it was clear Syracuse After ditching the run too early in the Rutgers loss it appeared that Syracuse was going to repeat that philosophy as Sean Tucker only touched the ball twice on the first seven first-down snaps. After Albany returned an...
Syracuse reveals week four depth chart against Liberty

Syracuse reveals week four depth chart against Liberty

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports A home game on a Friday night and there are some changes afoot. The Syracuse Orange took care of business this week against the Albany Great Danes. The coaching staff got to see a few different looks from the squad and the Orange are now on to face the Liberty Flames this Friday night in the “Stadium.” We now know who will supposedly be seen on said field, with the release of the weekly two(ish)-deep. Syracuse’s Week 4 depth chart (Liberty): Tommy DeVito remains QB1 on the two-deep, though Dino Babers said this AM that a final...
Syracuse football will kickoff at 3:30 versus Florida State

Syracuse football will kickoff at 3:30 versus Florida State

Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports Afternoon kickoff! The Syracuse Orange are going to open their ACC Schedule on the road against the Florida State Seminoles. While we knew the game would be on October 2 in Tallahassee, FL, we did not know the kickoff or television status of the game, until now. 'Cuse at Florida State will kick off at 3:30 on @accnetwork next week. pic.twitter.com/LmpzWS9OLp— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) September 20, 2021 The Orange and ‘Noles will kickoff at 3:30 PM ET with the game being aired on the ACC Network (sorry Comcast folks). Last...
What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 3?

What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 3?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports We’re ready to go on this short week Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange. The Orange beat Albany convincingly but is that enough to alter the media perception? ESPN In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up five to the 84th spot with the offense 100th while the defense ranks 57th. The Orange are ranked between Colorado and Northwestern. This week’s opponent the Liberty Flames are 45th this week with their offense 29th and defense 66th. The Football Power...
Syracuse opens as touchdown underdog vs. Liberty

Syracuse opens as touchdown underdog vs. Liberty

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Expected, even if not ideal. Opening betting lines for week four college football games popped up on Sunday, and to perhaps little surprise, the Syracuse Orange opened as a 7-point underdog against the Liberty Flames (according to VegasInsider). Depending on who you ask, that line’s already drifted to either 6.5 or 6 points that ‘Cuse will be getting at home. On the year so far, SU is 2-1 overall and 2-1 against the spread. Liberty is 3-0 on the field and against the spread, just narrowing covering 27 points in a 45-17 win over Old...
Troy Nunes is an Absolute LiveStream: Syracuse vs. Albany recap

Troy Nunes is an Absolute LiveStream: Syracuse vs. Albany recap

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (plus an early look at the Liberty game, too.) The Syracuse Orange football program exploded against FCS Albany this past weekend, winning 62-24 in the Carrier Dome. Sean Tucker stole the show, but plenty of other players had solid enough days to restore just enough hope going into the next contest against the Liberty Flames. Naturally, that got us on the Nunes LiveCast somewhat excited for this week’s edition fo the show! For those new around these parts, we do a live show every Sunday night at 8 PM ET! Can’t tune in and watch live?...
Syracuse football: Reset or false start?

Syracuse football: Reset or false start?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports What exactly did we learn on Saturday? After last week’s loss to Rutgers, it was clear something needed to change for the Syracuse Orange — especially on offense. And while scoring 62 points against Albany is certainly different from the lackluster scoring performances to start the 2021 football season, it’s hard to tell what we can really learn from the game. So is this a reset of what we know about the team? Or a false start on the road to the same place we would’ve been otherwise, just with a one-week blip of hope inspired by an...
Sean Tucker steals the headlines in blowout win vs Albany

Sean Tucker steals the headlines in blowout win vs Albany

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Someone wants a 44 jersey There’s a theory I came up with on Troy Nunes is an Absolute Livestream last week. If you give the ball to your playmakers, good things can create naturally. Sean Tucker got the ball against Albany and made sure that the offensive struggles of a week ago were at least somewhat forgotten. The explosive running back led the way for the Syracuse Orange with five total touchdowns as ‘Cuse enjoyed a comfortable 62-24 win over the Great Danes. “I saw a lot of my offensive line blocking,” said Tucker. “They were...
Four takeaways from Syracuse’s 62 to 24 win against Albany

Four takeaways from Syracuse’s 62 to 24 win against Albany

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Can’t take too much from an FCS game, but this one still looked good. After the first four drives, there wasn’t much that the Syracuse Orange couldn’t do against the Albany Great Danes. With a 14-3 lead, the Orange gave up a tipped pass pick-six, to bring Albany within four. They would never end up coming near the end zone until the fourth quarter, and the Orange would ultimately be up 45-10 and the half and win by a score of 62-24. Sean Tucker is extremely good at running the football. Or catching it for that matter. Tucker...
Final score: Syracuse 62, Albany 24

Final score: Syracuse 62, Albany 24

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Well that escalated quickly... The Syracuse Orange had never faced the Albany Great Danes in football before, and Albany may not want to revisit this matchup anytime soon. Syracuse registered a dominant 62-24 win for SU on Saturday at the Dome, matching the most points scored in a single game under Dino Babers (2018 vs. Wagner). While the outcome was maybe in question for a handful of minutes in the first quarter following a pick-six for the Great Danes, the afternoon was pretty much all Orange from start to finish. The fireworks got started...
GameThread: Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-0) vs Albany Great Danes (0-2, 0-0)

GameThread: Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-0) vs Albany Great Danes (0-2, 0-0)

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Well, it can’t get much worse... right? The Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-0) look to right the ship with a tune-up game against their in-state FCS foe in the Albany Great Danes (0-2, 0-0) After a lackluster, to say the least, offensive performance against Rutgers last week, Syracuse looks to avoid 2014 Villanova and play a clean game with little mistakes and no injuries as the opponent difficulty ramps up dramatically. Somehow, Syracuse and Albany have never played each other in football, so it’ll at least be nice to see our...

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