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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Fat Thursday!

Taking place on the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday, which begins Lent, Fat Thursday is a Christian feast that is primarily celebrated in European countries. It is similar to Fat Tuesday, which is celebrated the following week, but in many European countries, it is the more important holiday of the two. It also is associated with Carnival. As much fasting is done during Lent, Fat Thursday is a day for getting together and eating sweets and other foods that are eschewed during that season. Commonly eaten foods include pączki, berliners, and angel wings.

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Syracuse wide receivers coach Michael Johnson at spring football practice in 2022. The Orange have added three new receivers in the 2023 cycle. Dennis Nett |

Syracuse adds 2023 preferred walk-on Max Perricone to wide receiver room (PS; $; Leiker)

Syracuse football earned a commitment from preferred walk-on Max Perricone on Tuesday.

The wide receiver is from Ontario, Canada. He is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds. Originally in the class of 2022, he reclassified to play a post-grad year at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. He played at St. Andrew’s College in high school.

Perricone received his offer from SU on Feb. 12. He also had an offer from Sacred Heart.

Honored to announce my commitment to Syracuse University!! Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach this point. @730scouting @coach_lio @Coach_Mehleisen @CuseFootball
— Max Perricone (@MaxPerricone) February 14, 2023

Perricone is the third wide receiver Syracuse has picked up in the 2023 cycle. The Orange signed three-star Kansas WR Bryce Cohoon in the early signing period and then Darrell Gill from Texas on National Signing Day.

Wide receivers coach Michael Johnson is one of the few assistant coaches on Dino Babers’ staff to remain the same from the 2022 season.

Syracuse Football Schedule 2023: Analysis, Breakdown, 3 Things To Know (CFN; Fiutak)

Syracuse football schedule 2023: Who do the Orange miss on the ACC schedule and what are 3 things to know?

Syracuse Football Schedule 2023: 3 Things To Know

Sept 2 Colgate
Sept 9 Western Michigan
Sept 16 at Purdue
Sept 23 Army
Sept 30 Clemson
Oct 7 at North Carolina
Oct 14 at Florida State
Oct 26 at Virginia Tech
Nov 4 Boston College
Nov 11 Pitt (in The Bronx)
Nov 18 at Georgia Tech
Nov 25 Wake Forest

Syracuse Football Schedule What To Know: Who do the Orange miss from the ACC slate?

Not having to play NC State isn’t bad, and missing Miami and Duke – yeah, Duke – this year is a positive. However, not getting to play Virginia hurts, and Louisville is one of those 50/50 games the Orange might have liked to have.

One of the biggest positives, though, is there’s no Notre Dame. This year that’s going to be a problem for a whole slew of ACC teams, but …

Syracuse Football Schedule What Really Matters

Syracuse has to play both Clemson and Florida State, and the date with the Seminoles is in Tallahassee. That comes early, and the trip to FSU comes after playing North Carolina as part of a run of three straight ACC road games. It’s broken up by a week off, but it’s still a bit of a problem.

Yes, the Pitt game is in the state of New York, but Yankee Stadium isn’t exactly a home game. That means there’s only one true home game – Boston College – in a five date stretch.

Syracuse Football Schedule What To Know: What does it all really mean?

It’s going to be tough after the first few games.

Syracuse was able to get bowling last season with a thrilling win over Purdue and a few other good performances, but the schedule got tougher, the team got banged up, and there was a problem late.

This year, Colgate, Western Michigan, and Army need to be wins. The home game against Boston College is a must, and after that it’s going to be a fight to come up with an extra two or three victories.

Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse: 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report (; Hass)

Sean Tucker is one of the most exciting players in the 2023 NFL Draft. A detailed scouting report highlights what makes the Syracuse star so special.

Name: Sean Tucker

School: Syracuse

Position: Running Back

Age: 21 (Oct. 25, 2001)

Height: 5-foot-10*

Weight: 210 pounds*


Sean Tucker 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


Sean Tucker was born in Owings Mills, Maryland, and starred as a multi-sport athlete as a high schooler at Calvert Hall. Tucker played both sides of the football, serving as the top running back and top cornerback on his squad.

He also won several state championships as a member of the track team. Tucker showcased his blazing speed in the 55-, 100-, and 200-meter events, causing college programs around the country to take notice.

Tucker took little time to decide his future, committing to the Syracuse Orange to continue his career on the gridiron. As a true freshman in 2020, the three-star recruit made his mark early thanks to injuries and opt-outs on the depth chart.

Syracuse football: Orange rank 59th in early SP+ projections (TNIAAM; Wall)

It’s still a few weeks before the Syracuse Orange football team starts spring practice, but we continue to look out for early projections.

Yesterday ESPN’s Bill Connelly released his preseason SP+ rankings. Syracuse ranks 59th in the early SP+ with the offense 66th and the defense 48th. These rankings are based on returning production, recent recruiting and recent history.

As a refresher, here’s how Connelly explains SP+

It’s a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency. It is a predictive measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football, not a résumé ranking, and, along those same lines, these projections aren’t intended to be a guess at what the AP Top 25 will look like at the end of the year.

The numbers will be adjusted in May after spring practices and the next transfer window. In last year’s May numbers, Syracuse was 57th, and it feels like this is an area where the Orange will find themselves regularly.

Here’s where Syracuse’s 2023 opponents are ranked:

Florida State- 11

Clemson- 12

North Carolina- 28

Pittsburgh- 40

Purdue- 49

Wake Forest- 52

Virginia Tech- 69

Georgia Tech- 70

Boston College- 72

Army- 87

Western Michigan- 125

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Job #039470
Department Code34102-7021
Job TitleTemporary Football Assistant
LocationSyracuse, NY
Pay Range18.00 per hour
Staff Level00
FLSA StatusNon-exempt
HoursStandard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
Job TypeTemporary
CampusSyracuse, NY
Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable
Job DescriptionThe Football Assistant is responsible for supporting the football staff in various ways. This individual will assist the coaching staff with game and practice preparation to include: detailed breakdowns of opponent film, analytic data breakdowns of opponents, self-scout reports, scouting reports on personnel, scheme, and tendencies. This individual will also support the recruiting staff, football operations staff, video staff, strength & conditioning staff in various ways as assigned but the heads of those departments. This individual will also complete various other tasks as assigned by the Head Coach.
QualificationsMinimum bachelor’s degree and successful experience working in football
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and a commitment to rules compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and project a professional attitude.
  • Commitment to the recruitment of quality student-athletes.
  • Football philosophies must be compatible with those of the Head Coach.
  • Ability to support gender and diversity commitment of the department.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a State of New York driver’s license and must be able to comply with all university requirements pertaining to driving on state business.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education.
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  • Support the coaching staff by completing duties as assigned to include: detailed breakdowns of opponent film, analytic data breakdowns of opponents, self-scout reports, scouting reports on personnel, scheme, and tendencies.
  • Support the recruiting staff by assisting with prospect evaluation, prospect board management, official and unofficial visits.
  • Support the football operations staff with team travel, player housing, complimentary game ticket management, Teamworks database management.
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ACC News

(youtube; video; Takeover Sports Network)

Which players make up the future of the ACC? Dan and Ben take a look at each 2023 recruiting class in the league. - What is Mario Cristobal cooking up at Miami? - Which school had the most impressive signing class? - Is the disparity in number of signees between schools the new norm? - Which school do you want to see more from on the recruiting trail?

Football Announces Several Future Schedule Changes And Additions - University of Louisville Athletics (; Gasparro)

The University of Louisville football program announced changes of several previously games in future seasons, including the additions of two home contests at L&N Stadium.

Louisville will make the following changes to previously scheduled contests versus non-conference opponents:

Richmond– The game scheduled with the Spiders in Louisville on Sept. 4, 2027, will move to Sept. 11, 2027.
USF – The return trip with the Bulls in Tampa on Aug. 31, 2024 will back up to Sept. 4, 2027.
VMI– The contest scheduled with the Keydets in Louisville on Sept. 14, 2024, will move back to Sept. 8, 2029
Notre Dame– The game scheduled with the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame on Nov. 7, 2026, will move up to Sept. 28, 2024.

The Cardinals added two games in future seasons versus Austin Peay on Aug. 31, 2024, and Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 7, 2030.

Applebaum Returns to Lead Offensive Line - Boston College Athletics (

Boston College head football coach Jeff Hafley announced the hiring of Matt Applebaum as offensive line coach on Tuesday. Applebaum, who served as the Eagles' offensive line coach in Hafley's first two seasons from 2020-21, returns for his second stint on the Heights.

"We are thrilled to have Matt, his wife Bethany and their son Colton back in Boston," stated Hafley. "Our players are excited to have Coach Applebaum back and get to work."

Applebaum spent the 2022 season in the NFL as the Miami Dolphins' offensive line coach; helping Miami to its first playoff appearance in six years. The Dolphins allowed five fewer sacks than the previous season and improved their rushing average from 3.5 yards to carry to 4.3; an improvement of nine spots in the league rankings.

During his initial stint at BC, Applebaum coached nine All-ACC selections and a pair of All-Americans in Zion Johnson, who was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and Alec Lindstrom. The entire starting offensive line earned All-ACC in 2021, led by Johnson and Lindstrom on the first team.

"Coach Applebaum knows what it takes to forge a top-tier offensive line and develop talent for professional football," said Johnson, who started all 18 games, including the playoffs, for the Los Angeles Chargers this past season. "I'll always be grateful for his mentorship in helping me reach my goal of being a first round pick and playing in the National Football League."

Applebaum reunites with two-year starter Christian Mahogany, who was voted All-ACC Second Team in 2021 and returns to the field after missing all of 2022 following ACL surgery.

"I can't wait to get back to work with Coach Applebaum," said Mahogany. "Our whole unit was an All-ACC offensive line two seasons ago and I know we can achieve that and more under his leadership."

Virginia Football Schedule 2023: Analysis, Breakdown, 3 Things To Know (CFN; Fiutak)

Virginia football schedule 2023: Who do the Cavaliers miss on the ACC schedule and what are 3 things to know?

Virginia Football Schedule 2023: 3 Things To Know

Sept 2 at Tennessee (in Nashville)

Sept 9 James Madison

Sept 16 at Maryland

Sept 22 NC State

Sept 30 at Boston College

Oct 7 William & Mary


Oct 21 at North Carolina

Oct 28 at Miami

Nov 4 Georgia Tech

Nov 9 at Louisville

Nov 18 Duke

Nov 25 Virginia Tech


Clemson outside of top 10 in ESPN's preseason SP+ rankings (; Connolly)

The national perception seems to be that Florida State is the team to beat in the ACC for the 2023 season as many early polls have the Seminoles ranked higher than Clemson.

The latest rankings that have FSU above Clemson are ESPN’s SP+ rankings.

ESPN’s Billy Connelly released his first SP+ rankings for 2023 on Tuesday, and Florida State is the highest ranked ACC team at No. 11. Clemson is not far behind at No. 12.

Connelly’s SP+ rankings take into account returning production, recent recruiting and recent history.

Clemson finished the 2022 season at No. 14 in the SP+ rankings, which was still the highest-ranked ACC team. Florida State was the next highest ACC team at No. 27.

Ranking the new-look SEC’s 16 football teams for 2024: College Football Survivor Show (PS; podcast; Lesmerises)

On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show (which now has two free episodes per week), Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are ranking the new SEC, which officially will add Oklahoma and Texas for the 2024 season.

When that season arrives, which football programs will be the strongest in the SEC and which will be the weakest? How many of the programs will be playoff contenders at their peaks? How many will be national title contenders?

While there is a clear top two and a clear No. 16, the other 13 teams make for a difficult ranking. How do the Sooners and Longhorns fit in with programs like Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, and Ole Miss?

Doug and Shehan make their choices one through 16. Thanks for listening.



Dinner at Le Melange in downtown Syracuse. (Charlie Miller |

Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks returns with special deals in March (PS; Cazentre)

Dozens of downtown Syracuse restaurants are gearing up to offer special deals to hungry diners next month.

The 19th annual Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks runs from Wednesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 15.

Participating restaurants will offer deals of three lunch courses for $15 or less and/or three dinner courses for $35 or less. Several bakeries and sweets shops will also offer specials.

The full list of participants and their menus are still being worked out. Check the Dining Weeks tab at the Downtown Committee web site for updates.

Among the places already on the list are Le Melange on East Fayette Street (new for this year’s event), Firecracker Thai Kitchen in the Salt City Market, Eleven Waters in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hotel, Prime Steakhouse in Hanover Square and Byblos Mediterranean Café on North Clinton Street.

Not all restaurants participate in each feature (some, for example, offer the dinner deal but not lunch etc.) It’s best to call ahead.

Downtown Dining Weeks is coordinated by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse in partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union.

The annual event also features a promotion in which diners can get a chance to win a $100 gift card to a downtown restaurant of their choice. To enter, take a photo of your Dining Weeks food, tag @DowntownSyracuse on Instagram, tag the restaurant and use the hashtag #DiningWeekSYR. Three winners will be picked at random March 16.


Janani Chakravarthy and her son, Yuvanith, 18 months old, enjoy the unusually warm winter day looking at the swans in the Swan Pond in Manlius Wednesday, February 15, 2023. N. Scott Trimble | strimble@syracuse.comN. Scott Trimble |

Central NY crushes high temperature record (PS; Coin)

Central New York smashed today’s high temperature record by several degrees, and it could get even warmer this afternoon.

As of 2 p.m., Syracuse had reached 69 degrees, beating Feb. 15 record of 64, set in 1954.

Today’s high is typical of mid-May. The normal high for Feb. 15 is 33 degrees.

The high temperature today also ties for third-warmest February day ever recorded in Syracuse. The only times it was warmer in February was on Feb. 21, 2018, at 75 degrees; and on Feb. 24, 2017, at 71 degrees.

High winds could develop this afternoon too, with wind gusts up to 40 mph, the National Weather Service said.

Enjoy the spring-like warmth while it lasts: A cold front moves in tonight, bringing rain and a high of 54 Thursday and just 40 degrees on Friday. Lows fall into the teens by Saturday morning, and we could see a little bit of wet snow Friday night.

Warmer weather comes in for the Presidents Day weekend, with highs in the 40s all three days.


Living Legend
Aug 14, 2011
SU hiring a temporary football assistant with a college degree at $18 an hour. What a joke. Talk about being cheap.

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