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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Throw Out Your Leftovers Day!

Depending on the year, Thanksgiving Day may have been days ago, and today is the day when leftovers are to be thrown out. After about three or four days, the chance of bacteria growing on food greatly increases, which can lead to food poisoning. Food may look fine, but bacteria is sneaky, and you may not even see or taste that it's there. Hopefully since Thanksgiving you have been properly caring for and reheating your food. As a general rule, never leave food out for more than two hours at room temperature, because bacteria can begin growing on it. If it is above 90 degrees, don't let the food sit out for more than an hour. When reheating leftovers, make sure to use something that will get its temperature up to 165 degrees, such as a stove, oven, or microwave; don't use a slow cooker or chafing dish.

SU News

What's the best way to find out Syracuse football's bowl destination? (PS; Carlson)

It's been almost five years years since Syracuse fans last spent college football's version of Selection Sunday on high alert, waiting to see where the Orange football team was headed for the holiday.

So you're forgiven if you aren't quite sure about the best way to find out Syracuse's bowl destination this weekend.

Unlike the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's annual reveal on Selection Sunday, college football doesn't have one big tournament being filled by one committee. Instead, many committees across the country are making small decisions in rapid succession. That leads to information coming from a variety of places.

ESPN's College Football Playoff Selection Show is scheduled to start on Sunday at noon. The television network will reveal the playoff teams at 12:30 p.m. and the rest of the College Football Playoff Rankings Top 25 at 2 p.m. Those announcements are planned to come exclusively on ESPN.

Those rankings will lock a number of teams into bowl slots and set off a flurry of dominoes across the country, including some that will impact Syracuse and its potential opponents. ESPN will announce the New Years Six matchups at 3 p.m.

Sciria: ACC Coach of the Year award should have gone to Syracuse's Dino Babers (; Sciria)

Dino, you were hosed, plain and simple.

With a 9-3 record, the Syracuse University football team is enjoying its best season in 17 years. How long has it been since the Orange won nine regular-season games? My daughter Kaeleigh was born the week after Syracuse beat Boston College 39-24 in 2001. She's now a junior at Auburn High, it's been that long.

The Orange, coming off a 4-8 2017 season, in which they lost their last eight games, were not expected to do well. The 148 media members polled during the ACC's media day last summer picked Syracuse as the conference's worst team with 232 points. Virginia, was second to last with 257. Clemson was first with 1,031.

So head coach Dino Babers takes a Syracuse team picked to finish dead last and leads them to a 9-3 regular season and who wins the ACC's Coach of the Year award?

Yeah, Clemson's Dabo Swinney.

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Did I say that was horrible?

Kendall Coleman’s All-ACC Snub Is More Than Laughable – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (; Aki)

A lot of people around the SU hill are thrilled at the Orange’s haul of all-conference players. Syracuse racked up 11 selections to the All-ACC team this week. The Orange was projected in the preseason media poll to only have one player selected to the first team, but finished with three. Syracuse massively outperformed expectations with a 9-3 record and the only losses coming to a pair of likely College Football Playoff teams and the ACC Coastal division winner, yet Dino Babers was snubbed as the conference’s coach of the year. While Orange fans have a massive gripe with that and the fact that Eric Dungey slipped all the way to All-ACC third team, there is one SU player whose omission from all-ACC is much more glaring. Junior defensive end Kendall Coleman did not receive any all-conference accolades. So fitting for a team that received a visit from Stephen A. Smith, because this is BLASPHEMOUS.

While Orange fans may be piping mad about Dino getting snubbed, at the end of the day there is only one coach of the year. Dabo Swinney and Clemson went undefeated and have a chance to be the 2018 national champions. However, there are at least six spots for defensive ends to receive a nod, plus honorable mentions spots to anyone receiving at least 25 points in the voting. The fact that a panel of 46 voters could not muster up at least 25 points for Coleman is simply egregious.

This season, Coleman finished with a career high seven sacks. That was good for seventh in the conference. However, Coleman also played one less game than almost everyone ahead of him after missing the Orange’s season finale against Boston College. Coleman and Alton Robinson were the ACC’s leading sack duo, which is super impressive in a conference that also features Clemson’s NFL talent-stacked defensive line.

Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star cornerback Aman Greenwood commits (PS; Bailey)

The 6-foot, 180-pound St. John's (Washington, D.C.) College High School senior is rated three stars and the No. 128 corner this cycle by's composite rankings. In addition to SU, his offer sheet includes Michigan, Missouri, Boston College, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Indiana, among others.

Greenwood has long been in touch with the Orange coaching staff, having visited the school in April 2016, just five months after Dino Babers was hired as head coach. Syracuse became the first program to offer Greenwood in February 2017.

Recruited by SU tight ends coach Reno Ferri, Greenwood is in line to follow former St. John's teammate Caleb Okechukwu to Central New York. He's the first D.C. product to commit to the Orange this cycle after Okechukwu, Juan Wallace, Ed Hendrix, Abdul Adams and DuWayne Johnson joined the program last offseason.

Greenwood becomes the 15th member of SU's Class of 2019 and third cornerback along with Garrett Williams and Adrian Cole. Cole received an in-school visit from Rutgers on Tuesday night.
... (; JFann)

With the surprise retirement of Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech is now looking for a new head coach. I’ve read several lists with possible coaching candidates, and as Georgia Tech fan myself, the two guys AD Todd Stansbury needs to focus on are Jeff Monken of Army or Scott Satterfield of Appalachian State.

Here’s the case for Jeff Monken

Think what you want about option football, but it’s largely been good to Georgia Tech. Jeff Monken is a Paul Johnson disciple so there it would be a near seamless transition to Monken. He took a similar path to Johnson, winning big at Georgia Southern and then turning a service academy in Army around. I think a coach should understand the academic rigors of Georgia Tech, and know how to recruit the type player that can succeed academically at Georgia Tech.
Coaches from the service academies know that better than any coaches in the country.
Monken has won 8, 10, and 9 games at Army the last 3 years, and this season isn’t even finished. He’s won 2 bowl games, and has wins over Wake Forest, Duke, and nearly knocked off Oklahoma this season. He was an assistant at Georgia Tech in 2008-2009, so he knows the school as well.

Here’s the case for Scott Satterfield

Scott Satterfield is one of the hottest young coaches in College Football. Should Georgia Tech move away from option football, they need a young energetic coach. That’s Satterfield. He has a 50-24 record in Boone, and here’s another think I like – he’ll be reunited with his former DC Nate Woody. I would expect Woody would remain on the staff and that should hold together much of the recruiting class. He came within an eyelash of beating Penn State and Tennessee.
Georgia Tech isn’t going to ever out recruit the college football heavy weights, but it’s obvious he’s capable of getting his teams to play up. He’s also 3-0 in bowl games.


ACC Power Rankings - Week 13 (; Wolf)

1. Clemson (Last Week: 56-35 W vs South Carolina)
Previous Rankings: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
The Dabo Death Detail & Christmas Gift Shop continued their season-long destruction of all opposing teams, this time taking out their in-state arch rival. Probably the biggest item of this game was that the Tigers S&P+ top ranked defense surrendered 510 yards and 5 TDs passing to South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, while allowing an opponent to cross the 30 point threshold for the first time this year. Oh, and Dabo dropped this dime during the ACC Championship Game Coaches teleconference Sunday.

2. Syracuse (Last Week: 42-21 W @ Boston College)
Previous Rankings: 13 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 / 2 / 3
Eric Dungey had himself one heck of a game in his penultimate collegiate game as he threw for 362 yards and 3 TDs while rushing for 34 yards and 3 more TDs. Dontae Strickland helped keep the BC defense honest, rushing for 129 yards on 20 carries. Aside from the early season win against Florida State, this was probably the best effort by the Syracuse defense all season. Cuse fans have to feel really good about the direction of their program right now under Dino Babers.

FSU Football: Willie Taggart drastically changed his offense in 2018 (; Hunt)

FSU football had arguably the worst offense in the ACC in 2018. It wasn’t because Willie Taggart didn’t try something different.

FSU football fans thought the offense couldn’t get any worse than the 2017 season with a true freshman quarterback who didn’t enroll early.

They were wrong as the 2018 team was worse in almost every major category. One thing we pointed out prior to the season was Willie Taggart’s offense being centered around the run game.

In fact, his offenses ran the ball on average 65 percent of the time over the past three seasons with his Gulf Coast Offense.

College football: Dunbar grad Jacques-Louis believes Pitt can Shock-y Clemson (; Caldwell)

He's half a set of twins, 50 percent of a Jeopardy question, and Dunbar grad Shocky Jacques-Louis, while only a freshman, feels plenty confident his unranked Pitt Panthers can solve Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game riddle against No. 2 Clemson.

"They're a good team," said Jacques-Louis, whose bookend, Rocky, is getting lots of time as a linebacker at Florida International. "We beat them two years ago. They put on their pads just like we put on ours. We're not afraid of anything.
"We can beat them."

Coastal Division champion Pitt is an almost four-touchdown underdog against Atlantic Division champ Clemson (12-0), which has won four straight ACC titles and will be playing close to its South Carolina home in this clash that will take place at the Carolina Panthers' Bank of America Stadium.
On the other hand, Pitt (7-5, 6-2) has a recent history of shocking odds-makers as an unranked team under fifth-year coach Pat Narduzzi. Last season, Pitt beat No. 2 Miami, 24-14. Two seasons ago, the Panthers were the only team to knock off eventual national champ Clemson, which they did 43-42 over the then-No. 3 Tigers.


A Student’s Opinion on Steve Addazio and the State of Boston College Football (; O'Neil)

Three weeks ago, #17 Boston College was riding a three game win streak, two of which came against the Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies. College Gameday was coming to the Heights. So was #2 Clemson. It was, by far, the biggest game of Steve Addazio’s tenure. Since going winless in ACC play in 2015, Steve Addazio’s seat had never been cooler and the “Fire Addazio” chants had never been quieter.

However, as Michael Scott would say, “my how the turntables.” After losing QB1 Anthony Brownearly in the first quarter of their loss to the Tigers, the Eagles lost a heartbreaker, 21-20 to the Florida State Seminoles, and were blown out on Senior Day, 42-21, to the Syracuse Orange to push the losing streak to three, and those Fire Addazio chants are getting louder by the minute.

While it is mostly alumni who have been vocal on Twitter regarding Addazio’s status going forward, students too have been disgusted with his game management as of late. There was so much excitement surrounding the Clemson game and the state of the program as a whole, there was little doubt that Addazio was the right man to lead the program towards 9 and 10 win seasons for years to come. However, after the last few games, that sentiment has completely flipped, as fans would prefer nearly anyone BUT Addazio to lead the Eagles in 2019.

In order to capture the support and enthusiasm of the student body, Martin Jarmond should replace Addazio with a young, energetic coach to come in, who has the ability to get the student body more invested and excited about the football program. Building on the success that Daz has had on the field and on the recruiting trails would be crucial, but he would have the ability to build on the strong culture, continue to recruit, and get BC into the upper-echelon of the ACC year in and year out.

Steve Addazio Statement on Scot Loeffler - Boston College (

Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio issued this statement on the hiring of Scot Loeffler as head coach at Bowling Green:

"This is bittersweet for me as Scot is a very loyal and close, personal friend and just a wonderful person. He has made a major impact on our offense and in our student-athletes' lives both on and off the field.

We are so happy for Scot and his family for this great opportunity to be head coach at Bowling Green back in his home state of Ohio. This is well-deserved for Scot and I know he will have tremendous success as a head coach."

Paul Johnson Retiring. 5 Top Candidates For The Georgia Tech Job (CFN; Fiutak)

So here’s the issue if you’re Georgia Tech.

You’ve done the option thing, and it’s had its moments.

Paul Johnson was able to win an ACC Championship and the Orange Bowl back in 2009, but the program hasn’t been all that close to winning another title since taking down the Coastal in 2014. It was a good run, and the 61-year-old is going out with a winning season, but he also had two losing seasons in the last four, and he won ten or more games just once in the last nine years.

When the option worked, it was amazing, and it was unstoppable. But when the team was losing, it was an easy mark for critics to complain that the offense was past its prime.

So let’s go with one key assumption here – the program is going to want to pivot.

After 11 years of the 1980s offense – and God bless Johnson for bringing back the most wonderful offensive style in football – it’s time for a change.

Take out Army’s Jeff Monken and Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo – two obvious and easy choices to step in and keep this all going. And also eliminate Tulane’s Willie Fritz and Georgia Southern’s Chad Lunsford – at least, if you want to buy into the premise that it’s time to change.

Also, Georgia Tech needs a boost.

These Seven College Football Teams Overachieved in the Betting Market This Season - Stadium (; Jacobson)

Washington State
Mike Leach has a strong track record as a head coach and 2018 was probably his most impressive coaching job. Leach and Washington State had a win total set at six at the South Point in Las Vegas, which was the fifth highest in the Pac-12 North behind Washington, Oregon, Stanford and California.
The Cougars won 10 games to exceed their win total by four victories and went an impressive 10-2 against the spread. While Washington State was one game short from playing in the Pac-12 Championship Game due to their loss to Washington, it was a great season in Pullman and one that rewarded Wazzu’s bettors.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame isn’t typically a team that can overachieve due to bettors heavily favoring the nationally known Fighting Irish, but this season was the exception.
Notre Dame finished a perfect 12-0 in a season in which their win total was set at nine. After a bumpy start to the season, the Irish inserted QB Ian Book into the starting lineup and greatly exceeded market expectations. They covered by 23 points against Wake Forest, 16.5 points against Stanford and 15.5 points against Virginia Tech in Book’s first three starts.
Even though oddsmakers finally caught up with Notre Dame, the team was able to cruise during the rest of the regular season and put themselves in position to make the College Football Playoff.

Syracuse had a win total of 5.5, which meant it was basically a coin flip as to whether or not the Orange would make a bowl game after back-to-back four-win seasons under Dino Babers.
But ‘Cuse came through, reaching six wins before the month of October ended, ultimately finishing the regular season with nine victories. Syracuse was 8-4 against the number and came in second place in the ACC Atlantic division
. Although the ACC was down this season, Syracuse was one of the few teams that exceeded expectations.

College football best bets for Week 14: Score predictions for Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big Ten championship games (

College football Week 14 score predictions
The conference championships are upon us in college football, along with some other intriguing matchups that will wrap up the regular season and set the table for bowl season and the College Football Playoff.
The Pac-12 championship game between Washington and Utah is set for Friday night. On Saturday, the Big 12, the SEC, the ACC and the Big Ten will stage their title games.

MAC championship: Northern Illinois Huskies (7-5) vs. Buffalo Bulls (10-2)
When: 4 p.m. PT Friday, Nov. 30
Where: Ford Field | Detroit, Michigan
TV channel: ESPN2
Live stream: Watch ESPN / Watch ESPN apps
Latest line: Buffalo by 3
Over/under: 49.5

Score predictions
Goe: Buffalo 24, Northern Illinois 21
Meagher: Buffalo 31, Northern Illinois 28
Odom: Buffalo 34, Northern Illinois 27

Pac-12 championship: Utah Utes (9-3) vs. Washington Huskies (9-3)
When: 5 p.m. PT Friday, Nov. 30
Where: Levi's Stadium | Santa Clara, California
TV channel: Fox
Live stream: Fox Sports Go
Latest line: Washington by 5
Over/under: 44.5

Score predictions
Goe: Washington 28, Utah 24
Meagher: Washington 24, Utah 20
Odom: Washington 30, Utah 28


Why is it so hard to get new faces in the playoff? (SI; Niesen)

Last Friday morning, one of college football’s most subtly surprising seasons in recent memory was oozing with possibility. Even as one team had played all fall at a level that looked leaps and bounds above the rest of the competition, it seemed as if the game might hold on to a shred of novelty for the next month, before the inevitability of another Alabama championship.

Before Week 13’s relevant games began, 10 teams held to a realistic, if in some cases slim, hope of a College Football Playoff spot. Five of them had never made the final four before. The odds seemed in favor of a new-look playoff field that would have been a refreshing break from a repetitive endgame whose only major development over the past five years has been the disappearance of Oregon from perennial contention.

Then the games started. They were wild (LSU–Texas A&M) and heartbreaking (McKenzie Milton’s injury), snowy (the Apple Cup) and frenetic (West Virginia–Oklahoma). If you didn’t have fun watching those 36 or so hours of action, you should probably stop reading now—because it doesn’t get any better than that. Once the scores were in and the AP ballots were cast, Sunday morning was a sobering reality. Everyone’s pulse collectively took eight hours to slow after the 146th point scored in College Station, and suddenly, things looked a lot like they always do.

NC State OC Eliah Drinkwitz a Candidate for the Tennessee OC Job (; Bradham)

Tennessee is looking for an Offensive Coordinator, and according to FootballScoop, NC State Offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz is one of the top two candidates, along with Auburn’s Chip Lindsey.

NC State's Eliah Drinkwitz reportedly a candidate for Tennessee's OC job.
NC State ranked #1 in 3rd down conversions in the ACC, #4 in scoring offense in the ACC, ranked #13 in the ACC in rushing, bottom of ACC in explosive plays
FootballScoop Staff@FootballScoop
Update on the Tennessee offensive coordinator search Update on the Tennessee offensive coordinator search - FootballScoop
4:28 PM - Nov 28, 2018
Drinkwitz is in his third year at NC State and also has a connection with Malzahn after working under him as a quality control assistant at Auburn in 2010-11 and as his running backs coach at Arkansas State in 2012. After Malzahn left for Auburn ahead of the 2013 season, Drinkwitz remained behind at Arkansas State under Bryan Harsin in 2013, then worked with him for two seasons at Boise State, first as tight ends coach and then as offensive coordinator.


Mello Velo in Syracuse: Bike shop cafe shines at lunch (Dining out review) (PS; Paventi)

Simple, double-green doors separate Mello Velo's vibrant bicycle shop from its cafe. Inside, customers will find chill vibes, friendly staff and a trendy menu offering all-day breakfast, sandwiches and salads, and a perfectly cooked burger where the beef is the star.

Our Tuesday lunchtime visit afforded us most of the menu, which also includes small plates and a variety of coffee drinks, teas and smoothies. A small, but intriguing lineup of dinner entrees are served after 5 p.m.

Mello Velo had been a fixture in Syracuse's Westcott neighborhood since 2009. It opened a cafe at its shop two years later and moved to its new digs, where Walnut Street crosses Erie Boulevard East and Canal Street, in 2018. This labor of love for co-owners Steve and Sara Morris -- who purchased the former industrial space in 2015 and spent three years renovating it by themselves -- is evident throughout.

Selections for breakfast take up about one-third of the menu's front side and include traditional favorites like pancakes ($8.50) and combination plates of eggs, meat, potatoes and other items. Build your own omelets ($9) and breakfast sandwiches ($8.50) add some depth to the menu.

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