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Syracuse Football Scholarship Numbers: Where the Orange Stands Moving Forward (SI; McAllister)

Syracuse football is in the midst of its 2021 season with two games remaining. On Sunday, quarterback Dillon Markiewicz announced he is transferring. With Markiewicz joining Tommy DeVito, Taj Harris and others who have elected to look for another collegiate home. So where does Syracuse stand with its scholarship situation and how many more players can the Orange add to the roster next season?

As with anything, the number is fluid. We do not know how many will depart in the offseason. There is attrition every year even before the creation of the transfer portal. That has only enhanced normal attrition that every program will experience in some way. Let's look at things as they currently stand and what it means.

Listed below are scholarship players who can come back to Syracuse next season, and those high school prospects currently verbally committed to the Orange in the 2022 recruiting class. The players eligible to return are listed by position group. There are 66 in total, not including the 10 committed recruits. That means Syracuse has 76 scholarships for next season if everyone returns. With the NCAA scholarship limit at 85, that leaves nine extra spots that Syracuse can fill either through high school/junior college recruiting or through the portal.

However, we know everyone will not be back. It would be a shock if nobody else elected to leave. That is the reality in modern collegiate athletics. So those nine slots will balloon to a larger number. With the early signing period set for December, the late portion of the 2022 recruiting cycle could be more active than in years' past as the Orange looks to fill its slots. The 10 players in the 2022 class currently will also likely grow between now and the early signing period.

"We're tracking all that stuff," head coach Dino Babers said during his weekly press conference on Monday. "It's a moving thing as it goes. It's a slide ruler as it goes. It's got a lot of moving parts, but yes we're tracking all that stuff. The balance of the roster, whether it's old or young and where you want to go with it."

Of course the portal can be an attractive option to potentially replace the departed with experienced players. Babers was asked if the plan is to take a lot of transfers during the offseason during his weekly press conference.

Dino Babers: NC State & Loss to Louisville (SI; Milliner)

The theme of close losses has ended for the Orange. Last Saturday the Orange were blown out by Lousiville, 41-3. The first blowout loss of the season comes on the heels of the Orange’s efforts to make a bowl game. One win and they’re in. However the task of winning will not come easy against this stingy NC State rush defense.

“They don’t want people to run the ball at all,” Babers said. “They force people to throw the football.”

The loss against Louisville lowers the chances of the Orange making a bowl game. Especially, in the manner it was done. The one sided score exposed the lack of depths the Orange offense can go into. Primarily, the Orange want to run the ball. But when the duo of Sean Tucker and Garrett Shrader is not working where does this offense intend to go? The passing attack of the Orange finished the game against Louisville with 46 total passing yards. The struggling passing attack was evident all season; however with players like Tucker and Shrader it is easy to rest on your laurels.

Moving the ball down the field was not the only reason the Orange lost. According to Syracuse head coach Dino Babers, the team “did not have enough fight,” he said. A series of quotes can sum up what Babers felt about the game against Louisville.

“We have to get back to playing football, that’s not what we played Saturday.”


Quarterback Garrett Shrader struggled against Louisville, throwing for just 46 yards in Syracuse's 41-3 loss.

Film Review: Syracuse struggles against blitz, stacked box at Louisville (DO; Vasudevan)

Garrett Shrader said the bye week before Syracuse’s matchup against Louisville came at the right time, allowing the Orange to get some much-needed rest after nine straight games.

While the extra time from the bye week helped most units, Syracuse’s offensive line came back disheveled. Airon Servais and Matthew Bergeron were the only mainstays starting at the beginning of the season, while the remaining three lineman either replaced injured players or came in recently after injuries.

With the changes, Syracuse lacked physicality coming back, head coach Dino Babers said, and running back Sean Tucker had his second-worst rushing performance of the entire season, as Louisville was able to confuse the Orange’s offense with a multitude of blitzes and defensive plays.

“Not enough fight, not enough struggle, not enough clawing and scratching,” Babers said. “If you’re not going to play physical, it’s going to be very very hard to win no matter what’s out there,” Babers said.

The lack of physicality also hurt Syracuse’s game through the air as well. Shrader finished with only 46 yards on 18 attempts, his worst performance since earning the starting role.

Here’s a breakdown of Syracuse’s offensive struggles against the Cardinals’ defense:

No time to pass

When extra defenders come up to the line of scrimmage to blitz, the offensive line has a series of “checks” they are supposed to go through in order to make sure every player is on the same page. This was “mentally” a lot, Shrader said, but the quarterback said he thought the Orange still ran their game plan.

“I feel like we executed,” Shrader said. “We ran our gameplan how we thought it would go, but they seemed like they had our number today.”

Yet on crucial passing downs, these checks seemed obsolete. The Cardinals continued to send pressure at Shrader, with only one linebacker staying back on this particular play. After the snap, two of those defenders hesitate, but then beat both tackles, forcing Shrader to step up. Shrader doesn’t get enough time, though, as the one player sitting back — Kenderick Duncan — gets to the quarterback before he can throw.

However, the issue with this play is that Syracuse would never have been able to pull it off against this defense. Even though some blitzes were disguised, this blitz was revealed by Louisville before the snap, allowing SU enough time to change the play. The Orange should’ve called an audible and sent crossing routes at Duncan in the completely wide-open middle of the field. Instead, Syracuse’s offense was forced off the field again, leaving only three points on the board.

Failure to establish Tucker


Hale: Syracuse football still has a '50-50' shot at a bowl game - The Juice Online (the juice; Cheng)

Syracuse suffered its worst loss of the season over the weekend, enduring a 41-3 drubbing at Louisville.

With two games left to achieve bowl eligibility, we chatted with’s David Hale to get his take on whether Syracuse can get to six wins after a demoralizing game.

“That Louisville game was shocking to me,” Hale said. “One, Syracuse had been playing better, and two, Louisville hadn’t.”

Still, Syracuse has two chances left to get to the postseason, though it comes against two of the top teams in the ACC, NC State and Pitt.

While the Orange opens as a big underdog against the Wolfpack, Hale does see an opening against a team that just dropped a heartbreaker against ACC frontrunner Wake Forest.

“Maybe NC State comes in with a hangover and assumes they’re going to beat Syracuse, and the game doesn’t go according to plan for them,” Hale said. “You’re looking at a team that had championship hopes.”

1600 scrimmage yards through 10 games, ACC, past decade
2013 Andre Williams
2014 Duke Johnson
2016 Dalvin Cook
2019 AJ Dillon
2021 Sean Tucker
— (@ADavidHaleJoint) November 15, 2021

Syracuse Football: Dino Babers gives blunt assessment after blow-out loss (itlh; Adler)

In his post-game press conference after Syracuse football was drubbed at Louisville on Saturday afternoon, head coach Dino Babers didn’t sugarcoat the Orange’s performance.

He was disappointed in his players, and he personally took responsibility for the outcome against Louisville, too.

Now, a lot of my fellow ‘Cuse fans took to social media after the Orange lost 41-3 to the Cardinals, and many of them absolutely hammered Babers.

The most frequently discussed theme among fans, at least from my perspective, is that Syracuse football was coming off a bye week, with extra time to rest and prepare, and then the ‘Cuse (5-5, 2-4) threw up a dud versus Louisville (5-5, 3-4).

Of course, Babers and his coaching assistants aren’t the ones actually playing on the field, however, I did find it frustrating that the Orange, which has suited up in numerous close contests during the 2021 stanza, was so dominated on offense and defense after the week off.

Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers wasn’t happy with his team’s performance.

When Babers addressed media members following the ‘Cuse defeat at the hands of the Cardinals, he said in part, “To me, we have to get better. We have to get better everywhere. We’ve got to get better in the run game, we have to get better in the throw game. We’ve got to get better,” according to an article from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister.

Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Ahmad Moten, Keon Entringer, Rich Belin - The Juice Online (the juice; Auger)

Plenty to talk about in this week’s Syracuse recruiting roundup! Let’s get right to it.

Syracuse is the latest school to offer Cardinal (Fla.) Gibbons defensive lineman Ahmad Moten. The three-star prospect holds offers from West Virginia, Illinois, and Maryland, among others. Following Syracuse’s offer, Florida, Kentucky and Oregon also threw their hats in the ring.

Keep an eye on 2022 Walled (Mich.) Lake athlete Keon Entringer. The three-star athlete decommitted from Central Michigan last week. Entringer had committed to CMU in June, and Syracuse extended Entringer his first Power 5 offer on Oct. 16. He already has an unofficial visit to Louisville lined up according to 247 Sports’ Allen Trieu and also holds offers from Maryland and Colorado.

Syracuse is the first school to extend an offer from Class of 2025 quarterback Rich Belin. The Cardinal (NY) Hayes signal caller is the younger brother of Duke quarterback Henry Belin, who was also heavily recruited by the Orange before he chose the Blue Devils.

Speaking of quarterbacks, Syracuse just lost one over the weekend. Sophomore Dillon Markiewicz announced he was entering the portal on on Sunday after he was buried on the depth chart throughout all of 2021. Markiewicz appeared in two games in 2020 during SU’s injury-marred 2020 season, and didn’t appear to have a path to starting after the emergence of Garrett Shrader with JaCobian Morgan as his backup, and Justin Lamson as a potential heir-apparent.

Over to the basketball court, the class of 2022 is locked in. Quadir Copeland, Justin Taylor, Chris Bunch, Maliq Brown and Peter Carey all signed their letters of intent last week. The class is currently ranked 14th overall according to 247 Sports.

Could Jim Mora at UConn Hurt Syracuse Recruiting? – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (; Amendolara)

UConn is still laboring on the hamster wheel of college football, insisting it will get somewhere despite running in place for so long. The latest swing is the hire of Jim Mora Jr., who spent 6 seasons at UCLA going 46-30, and 29-24 in the Pac-12. In his first four seasons with the Bruins he took them to bowl games every year, and won 10 games twice. But his only trip to the Pac-12 title game was in his first year, and success kept dwindling after that. Following back-to-back losing seasons he was fired in 2017.

The Huskies had some reasonable success in the last 15 years. As members of the Big East, old foe Randy Edsall incredibly took UConn to the Fiesta Bowl in ’10, where they were promptly throttled 48-20 by Oklahoma. The destination was big, even if the team wasn’t. In those days the Big East champ was still invited to a major bowl game. UConn finished the season unranked at 8-5.

Edsall and his Happy Dance went to 5 bowl games in their first 7 seasons in the Big East, which is certainly an achievement for a recently promoted program to FBS. But again, none of those seasons ended in the top 25, so in many ways it was a product of a bloated bowl system combined with a lower-tier conference. Going 8-4 in the Big East didn’t move the needle nationally or bring any sustained success. But to be fair, Syracuse would have loved 5 postseason games in 7 years.

The bottom has dropped out though, in Storrs. They’ve won 3 games or less in 6 of the last 7 seasons. They’ve trotted out Coach P, Bob Diaco, dug up the corpse of Edsall, and tried to fake a pathetic rivalry with UCF. It’s been gruesome. There’s been calls to shut down the football program or return it to FCS so that the expenditures can be funneled into more profitable and popular programs, mainly basketball. The stadium is in Hartford and the team is an orphan. UConn is back to being an independent in football, a casualty of reentering the Big East for hoops. Can Mora make them anything more than Army without the history or service academy rivals?

“When this job came open, I reached out to them. I don’t think I was on their radar at all. I mean, at all. I haven’t been on anyone’s radar. I had a couple people reach out to the athletic director, David Benedict, and he got interested.” – Jim Mora Jr.

Clemson football: The path to ACC Championship in the final two weeks (; Spencer)

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The 2021 Clemson football regular season has just two weeks remaining.

The Tigers will close out their home schedule with a game this weekend against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons before hitting the road for a short trip down I-26 to take on in-state rival South Carolina in Williams-Brice Stadium.

After that? It’s about as up-in-the-air as we’ve seen in six years.

Clemson has not been eliminated from winning the ACC Atlantic Division, but you’d be inaccurate if you said it was ‘likely’ that the Tigers ended up back in Charlotte three weeks from now. Still, there is a path and Wake Forest certainly helped Clemson this weekend picking up a win over NC State.

The path to the ACC Championship for Clemson football in the final two weeks of the regular season

The path to the ACC Championship is clear-cut and there is no other scenario. Here’s what it looks like:

  1. Clemson beats Wake Forest this weekend
  2. NC State loses one more to either Syracuse or UNC
  3. Wake Forest loses to Boston College to end the season
A three-way tie won’t get Clemson to the ACC Championship game.

The Tigers need NC State to lose one more– finishing 5-3 in conference play– and they’re going to need Wake Forest to lose their final two, one of which will be a matchup this weekend in Death Valley.

Wake Forest could clinch the ACC Atlantic Division with a win over Clemson, but the Deacons aren’t eliminated if they lost. As long as they win one of their last two– either Clemson or Boston College– they’re going to Charlotte.

NC State needs Wake Forest to lose to both Clemson and Boston College and they need to win their final two games.

It’s certainly not the most likely scenario that we see Clemson in Charlotte for the ACC Championship game, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility either.

ACC Announces Football Game Times & Networks for November 26-27

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced the following football game times and networks for the week of Nov. 26-27.

Friday, Nov. 26

North Carolina at NC State, 7 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Nov. 27

Georgia at Georgia Tech, Noon, ABC
Florida State at Florida, Noon, ESPN
Miami at Duke, 12:30 p.m., RSN

Clemson at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m., SECN

All times are Eastern.

ESPN has exercised a six-day hold for the following games:

  • Wake Forest at Boston College
  • Kentucky at Louisville
  • Pitt at Syracuse
  • Virginia Tech at Virginia
Kickoff times and networks for games on a six-day hold will be announced following the games on Nov. 20.

2021 FB - What if ACC Atlantic's a Tie? (RX; HM)

2021 FB - What if ACC Atlantic's a Tie?

Current ACC Atlantic standings are:
  • Wake Forest 6-0 (Clemson, BC remaining)
  • Clemson 5-2 (Wake Forest remaining)
  • NC State 4-2 (Syracuse, N. Carolina remaining)
I was asked what happens if Wake Forest loses to both Clemson and Boston College, creating a tie in the Atlantic Division. Here's the answer...


If more than one team in the same division is tied for the best winning percentage in its Conference games, the procedures listed below will be followed to determine the division’s representative in the ACC Championship Game:

Two-Team Tie:

1. Head-to-head competition between the two tied teams.
2. Win percentage of the tied teams within the division.
3. Head-to-head competition versus the team within the division with the best overall win percentage. (Divisional and non-divisional) and proceeding through the division. Multiple ties within the division will be broken from first-to-last using the league’s tiebreaking procedures.
4. Overall win percentage versus all common non-divisional opponents.
5. Combined win percentage vs. all non-divisional opponents.
6. Win percentage versus common non-divisional opponents based on their order of finish (overall conference win percentage) and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based upon their divisional order of finish.
7. The tied team with the higher ranking by the Team Rating Score metric provided by SportSource Analytics following the conclusion of regular season games.
8. The representative shall be chosen by a draw as administered by the Commissioner or the Commissioner’s designee.

If Clemson and BC both beat Wake Forest, but NC State loses again, you end up with a 2-way tie between Clemson and Wake Forest. In that case the first tie-breaker gives it to Clemson. - Hokie Mark


Miami football gets nearly irrelevant time slot, network at Duke (; Rubenstein)

The Miami football team will play in the nearly irrelevant 12:30 kickoff off time in the season finale at Duke on November 27. Regional sports networks will likely air the game which would probably be Bally Sports Florida. Other areas of the country will have to check your local listings. ESPN3 will likely stream the game.

Miami will kickoff at 12:30 for the second time in four weeks. The Hurricanes November 6 game against Georgia Tech was also a 12:30 kickoff and aired on regional sports networks. The 12:30 kickoff time and regional sports network telecasts are nearly an afterthought compared to the noon and 3:30 kickoff times.

Overall this is the third 12:30 kickoff and regional sports televised game for the Miami football team this season. Basically, a quarter of the Hurricanes schedule has been relegated to the least important game of that week, at least in the ACC. ABC and ESPN is rightfully airing a pair of rivalries with national relevance at noon.

Number one Georgia plays at Georgia Tech with a noon kickoff on ABC. Florida State at Florida has no national impact this season, but both programs have far greater followings than Duke and arguably Miami so they will kick off at Noon on ESPN. Four other games for the final weekend are on a six-day hold.

The ACC announces Miami's Nov. 27 regular-season finale at Duke is set for a 12:30 p.m. kick.
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) November 15, 2021

Wake Forest at Boston College, Kentucky at Louisville, Pitt at Syracuse and Virginia Tech at Virginia will have their game times and networks be determined no later than Sunday. The Pittsburgh at Syracuse and Virginia Tech at Virginia games could determine the outcome of the ACC Coastal Division.

Pittsburgh can clinch the Coastal with a victory over Virginia at Heinz Field on Saturday. If Virginia wins, they would have to defeat Virginia Tech the final weekend to win the Coastal. Pittsburgh last won the Coastal in 2018 and Virginia in 2019. Miami defeated the Cavaliers and Panthers in each of those seasons.



Rendering shows the proposed Opus at Syracuse student apartment building on Madison Street in Syracuse. (Opus Development Co.)

Illinois company wants to jump into Syracuse’s hot student housing market (PS; $; Moriarty)

In a strong indication the student housing market in Syracuse remains hot, a real estate development company is proposing to construct a seven-story, 104-unit student apartment building near Syracuse University.

Opus Development Co., of Rosemont, Illinois, has filed plans with the Syracuse Planning Board to build the apartment building on the southern portion of the parking lot of the Collegian Hotel & Suites, formerly the Genesee Grande. The hotel faces East Genesee Street, but the apartment building would face Madison Street, which runs parallel to Genesee.

If approved, the Opus at Syracuse would join nearly a dozen other newly built or planned apartment complexes near SU with the capacity to house almost 4,000 college students.

The apartments at the Opus would range from studios to four-bedroom units, totaling 284 bedrooms. The building would have three levels of underground parking in addition to open-lot parking. In total, the development would have 93 parking spaces.

Amenities would include a first-floor fitness facility, a second-floor clubroom adjacent to an outdoor terrace along Madison Street, and an outdoor courtyard with a pool and “community gathering” areas.

The private student housing market in Syracuse has been hot, with nine purpose-built student apartment buildings with a total of 2,529 bedrooms opened in the last few years. With the Opus development, there are now three more student apartment buildings in the planning stages, totaling 1,363 bedrooms.

All the new developments are close to Syracuse University and loaded with amenities geared for college students. The university recently bought one of the larger developments, the 287-bed Marshall, on South Crouse Avenue for $69.4 million.

The Opus development would be just two blocks north of the university’s campus, making it an easy walk to class for tenants.

The building would sit next to Grace Episcopal Church. Opus said it would landscape the area between the two buildings.
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Hokie Mark

2nd String
Apr 15, 2013
NC State is in more of a "must-win" situation than Syracuse, but both teams put themselves in this situation because of one of more bad losses.


Walk On
Sep 2, 2019
After reading the McAllister article about Scholarship numbers, I'm curious about how long and how many of these guys will be around. Can someone educate me about Red Shirting and if Covid has changed it? There are some players on the list who were listed as Fr last year and Fr again this year (I've heard people call them Covid Fr). Next year could some of them be listed as Red Shirt Freshman, thereby having 3 Fr years? Is anyone ever guaranteed to become a Red Shirt or is that determined by the coach? My understanding is that it can be designated at the end of the season. I'd love to see some of the young OL & DL men get 6 years to develop but I don't know how likely that is. Anyone have knowledge or thoughts about this?

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