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Syracuse ST coordinator Justin Lustig will additionally serve as outside receivers coach moving forward.

The Orange are shifting around a number of their pieces, with WR coach Kirk McCloud's move to cornerbacks coach among them. That necessitates Lustig's additional role. Coaching up inside receivers will be TE coach Reno Ferri.
Feb 9 - 1:06 PM

Syracuse shifted WR coach Kim McCloud to cornerbacks coach.

McCloud has been working with Syracuse wideouts for the past two seasons. Over to the other side of the ball, now. He's not green to the defensive side of the ball, having previously served as defensive coordinator under Orange HC Dino Babers at both Eastern Illinois (2012-13) and Bowling Green (2014). The relationship between Babers and McCloud stretches back even further than that, as the two first began working together as assistants at Baylor from 2008-10.
Source: cuse.com
Feb 9 - 12:16 PM

Syracuse promoted co-OC/OL coach Mike Lynch to offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

Lynch will replace Sean Lewis, who earlier accepted the head-coaching position at Kent State. He's been with Syracuse since HC Dino Babers was hired by the Orange after the 2015 season. Indeed, he's been with Babers a while, not only on staff with the current program, but also during Babers' stays at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois. Given the continuity, here, we do not expect any significant offensive changes in terms of scheme heading into the 2018 season.
Feb 9 - 10:56 AM

Syracuse signed uncommitted three-star 2018 DE Caleb Okechukwu.

Okechukwu may "only" be a three-star player, but the fact that he had offers from schools like Arkansas and Texas tell the story of how talented the pass-rusher is. AT 6-foot-4, 240-pounds, he has a quality frame, and reports indicate he has a quick first-step and hand placement. Dino Babers is giving Syracuse one of its best recruiting classes since joining the ACC, and Okechukwu is another potential building block.
Feb 7 - 3:28 PM

Syracuse senior QB Eric Dungey (foot) was cleared to participate in spring practices.

Tremendous news for the injury-prone signal-caller. Dungey (6'3/202) underwent right foot surgery in late November. He's already out of his boot and has been participating in lifting sessions. Dungey is an extremely gutty player whose body betrays him every season (he's never finished a collegiate season healthy). Luckily for Syracuse, former top recruit Tommy DeVito is set to take over as Dungey's backup next fall. If Dungey gets hurt again, the Orange will have a top-shelf backup ready to run the high-octane offense. Per Syracuse.com. DeVito "lit up" the Orange's first-team defense late last fall when he was moved to scout team.
Feb 7 - 2:47 PM

Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey reports that Syracuse senior QB Eric Dungey (foot) no longer requires the use of a walking boot.

Dungey (6'3/202) missed the final three games of the 2017 season due to a right foot injury and underwent surgery to repair the issue at the end of November. While he's out of his boot, now, Bailey passes along that Dungey has yet to begin throwing during Syracuse's player-run winter workouts. He remains an uncertain quantity for spring practice. His availability should clarify in the coming weeks.
Feb 1 - 1:05 PM

Syracuse hired Kirk Martin as QB coach.

Martin was formerly the head coach at Manvel (Tex.) high school. Martin and Babers are well acquainted because Martin’s son, Koda, is married to Babers’ daughter Jazzmin. Koda is a starting offensive tackle at Texas A&M. Manvel produced several D-1 talents. Martin has deep in-roads in Texas, and Babers will no doubt be looking for him to be capitalizing on those on the recruiting trail.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 30 - 11:52 PM

Syracuse received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 RB Jarveon Howard.

Howard picks the Orange over offers from Mississippi, Mississippi State and Tennessee, among others. He ranks as the 35th best tailback by 247 Sports composite rankings. This is Syracuse's best recruiting class in years, and Howard is another solid addition as HC Dino Babers tries to build the Orange into a consistent ACC contender.
Jan 29 - 1:46 PM

Former Oklahoma junior RB Abdul Adams transferred to Syracuse.

Dino Babers strikes again on the free-agent transfer market. First, he snagged former four-star Michigan State receiver Trishton Jackson last week, and now he's landed Adams, another former four-star recruit who immediately becomes the most talented back Babers has had in New York. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Adams rushed for 542 yards with two total touchdowns on an eye-popping 9.2 yards per carry last year. Oklahoma minimized his role in the offense as the season went on due to Adams' ball-security issues and the emergence of Rodney Anderson. Adams, who must sit out next season to satisfy transfer rules, will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019. He should become Syracuse's RB1 the second he's eligible. His speed and shiftiness could lead to huge numbers in this explosive offense.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 22 - 7:44 PM

Syracuse T Jamar McGloster (finger) was able to return to East-West Shrine Game practices.

McGloster left in an ambulance on Tuesday, but was able to return Wednesday with a cast over his fingers. The 6-foot-6, 316-pound tackle told NFL.com's Chase Goodbread that he expects to be able to play in the game on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 18 - 4:15 PM

Syracuse T Jamar McGloster (arm) left Tuesday's East-West Shrine Game practice in an ambulance.

There's no word yet on the severity of the injury, but reporter Jeff Risdon reports that the offensive lineman looked "crestfallen." The 6-foot-6, 316-pound offensive lineman was reportedly practicing well prior to the injury. His status for Saturday's game is very much in doubt.
Jan 16 - 9:45 PM

Football Scoop reports that Syracuse will hire former Nebraska OL coach Mike Cavanaugh to serve in the same capacity.

Cavanaugh was shown the door along with HC Mike Riley and the rest of the Nebraska's full-time assistants at the end of November, closing out his four-year stint with the program. He now resurfaces with the Orange. This will be the first job Cavanaugh has held under a coach other than Riley in the last decade. The two also had a long working relationship at Oregon State.
Jan 15 - 4:33 PM

Michigan State sophomore WR Trishton Jackson transferred to Syracuse.

Jackson (6'1/183) announced his transfer last week, making quick work of the process by settling on Syracuse just days later. He had mouths watering after he caught eight passes for 168 yards in the Spartan spring game last offseason, but was unable to transfer that success over for the regular season. He made 11 catches for 143 yards during the 2017 season, with just three catches over the final eight games of the campaign. He'll have to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, but will have two years eligibility remaining once he boots up in 2019. There is still plenty of upside for Orange HC Dino Babers to mine, here, particularly in an offensive system which caters to big-time passing numbers. Jackson ranked as Scout.com's No. 157 overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Jan 15 - 2:52 PM

Michigan State sophomore WR Trishton Jackson will transfer.

Jackson (6'1/183) joins Hunter Rison as the second Sparty wideout to announce transfer intentions this week. There was some hope that the former four-star recruit might be on the verge of a breakout after he logged eight catches for 168 yards in Michigan State's spring game last offseason. However, the sophomore went on to manage just 11 catches for 143 yards during the 2017 season -- with five of those grabs and 69 of those receiving yards coming in a single game against Notre Dame. Jackson will have to sit out the 2018 season once he's completed his transfer, barring a move out of the FBS.
Jan 13 - 12:46 PM

Syracuse signed 2018 three-star QB Chance Amie, previously a Houston verbal commitment.

Amie breaks his pledge with Houston to sign with the Orange. He ranks as the 28th "dual-threat" quarterback in the country on 247's composite rankings, and he rushed for over a thousand yards last year at Robert E Lee High School in Texas. Playing in Dino Babers system, Amie could put up big numbers both on the ground and through the air if he can earn the starting job at some point in his Syracuse career.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:13:00 PM


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