Orlando Sentinel Sportswriter is on Drugs

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  1. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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  2. CA Monk

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    If our only victory was Clemson we should've been at #90 or better.
    However we're at #109 because the Syracuse "brand" (I dislike that term) has deteriorated the last 17 years in the minds of many. Especially in the mind of that writer. Of course once we make our way back, it'll be so much sweeter in remembering where we came from.
     
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    LeMoyneCuse All Conference

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    To steal from Kenny Mayne - Everyone knows games aren't played on paper. They're played by little men inside of televisions.
     
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    Pyle All Conference

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    Dino's system is 0-8 in Nov at the P5 level. I certainly hope that trend reverses itself this year but as of now that is a fact that can't be debated. What also can't be debated is the number of points this team gave up in the final 3 games of the year. For those with short memories, we gave up an avg of over 50ppg in our final 3 contests. And we lost Franklin/Bennett/Ishmael/Philips. It's only with Orange glasses that anyone would conceivably rank us much higher to start the year. That being said 109/99/89 does it really matter? The last 40 teams were probably put into a bucket and just randomly drawn.
     
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    We stink until further notice? Why are people offended by this? As Pyle said, we cannot finish because our depth is non-existent. Hopefully this year we reverse that but why would any prognosticator think that's happening after 17 years of bad finishes.
     
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    rrlbees 2017 ESPN Tourney Challenge Winner Staff Member

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    109 is stupid and ignorant. Even with the poor finish we had last year, CBS who ranks every team had us finishing at 83rd.
     
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    I got a good laugh at his key returnees/losses.
     
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    Nary a mention of what will be the greatest strength of the 2018 Syracuse Orangemen: the offensive line.
     
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    Back to back to back 4-8 seasons; 3 winning seasons overly the last 16 seasons = well deserved lack of respect.
     
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    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    #109 is like 1 win bad...we would have to lose to everyone but Wagner.

    We play in one of the toughest divisions in Football...we are not #109 bad. I can handle #70..but frankly this team IMHO will be around #45-50 this year.
     
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    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Its not their fault. They didn’t know.


    I’d say we’re between 45 and 60 right now.
     
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    No way these guys actually watched college football last year outside of the Top 25. They haven't gotten to Rutgers yet. Seriously?! A team with no QB, consistently embarrassed by B1G foes, yet is higher than 109? SMH...
     
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    with upside to sqeak into top 25 with good luck
     
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    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    Wait till he finds out Barry Baker transferred.
     
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    I looked up some early season ranks,in the winter. 50,52,70 me thinks..

    "Could have one of the best ACC QBs"...
    Then ranks 109.
     
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  16. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    Well we all know having a potential All Conference QB along with a 4 star sitting on the bench with a well above average OL doesn't mean much in college FB.
     
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    I would rephrase that this way: "Dino's system is the least of SU's problems. In fact, it's the only prayer SU has of competing with most ACC teams in their division. The problem is ... by November their lack of defensive depth starts to show up and they can't score enough points to make up for it."
     
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    An improved OL... Even if they're just average, it should improve the offense, and help keep ED healthy.
     
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    rocklloyd All Conference

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    Add him to the list.
     
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    Lighten up, Francis. ;)

     
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  24. OrangeDW

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    Teams under new coaches often lack depth in the first couple years.

    We didn’t have the depth to overcome the injuries that inevitably happen over the course of a season. That should be less of a factor in year 3.

    The system with a senior QB and the entire OL back(plus a stud transfer) means this should be an offense good enough to be much better than 109.

    Anywhere from 45 to 90 would seem to be more fair.
     
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    Prediction: Having an OL that's packed with talent and experience, and a QB that can hurt you in about 50 ways (including running by your defense), is going to make SU especially hard to contend with. We'll have some issues sorting out WR and LB, but once those dominoes fall, baring injuries to key players, we could have a winning season this year and maybe a bowl bid.