I've been an avid Dino supporter since before he was hired. I absolutely knew that he was the man for this job and I also believe (i hope he does too) this is the job for him. Its supposed to happen. And i have steadfastly beleived that since it rumored we were about to hire him.I know this may be jumping the gun a little bit, because sustained success and relevance is what everyone wants for any program/team they root for. But did anyone honestly believe we would get back to the level of Preseason Top 25 rankings and National Primetime games against the defending national champ so quickly?
I was only 6 when we went undefeated in 1987, but do remember the Fiesta Bowl in '91 and the subsequent years following that saw us earn BCS bowl bids with McNabb and go to many a bowl.
Was a firm believer that the program needed something new when Pasqualoni was let go, but the hiring of GRob really drove a sinking program deeper. Marrone's tenure was a blip of good news but ultimately I never really got the sense that it was a sustainable model in college. Shafer was a disaster as a head coach, IMO, making the job even tougher.
What Dino has done is nothing short of miraculous. I believe the improved resources have absolutely helped, but his approach is something that does feel sustainable.
This year will go a long way in developing that thought process, but I am more excited for the upcoming Syracuse football season than I am for Syracuse basketball. I didn't think that was ever going to be possible again.
That Thursday game could have 2 ranked teams one or both undefeated but bars are still gonna be showing the likely crummy meaningless NFL game instead. Friday’s are worth the trade off and no risk of a bad TV slot. I hope we keep getting our home weekday game on a Friday vs Thursday unless it’s opening week.it's funny to remember how many posters used to say that playing on weeknights was for rinky dink also rans