Lots going on with Syracuse Orange football right now as camp is in full-swing. We're past the photo ops at Fort Drum and FanFest is all but a memory. The August 31st showdown with Penn St. is looming so you better believe things are getting serious.
...with Allen comes that presence, that aura, that poise of a quarterback who knows exactly what tools he has and how to use them out on the field. Sure he's never started a game, but he's received playing time against Texas, Kansas State, Florida State and Baylor, among others. Do you really think he'll be nervous against Penn State and Northwestern?
Terrel Hunt isn't the best pro-style quarterback on the Syracuse roster, but he's the best fit for the Orange.
He offers more versatility, fewer mistakes and the chance to add a few extra wrinkles on offense. Most importantly, he allows the Orange to win the same way they did last year when Syracuse was just as overlooked, just as big an underdog.
We already knew that was going to be the big story. Then there's the other big story we hoped wasn't going to be one...the injury story.
"We’ve had a lot of bumps and bruises and some headaches and situations like that, but not a lot of major, major injuries which I’m pleased with," Shafer said. "I’m just knocking on wood that we can finish out this week."