With more doors opening to the staff I wonder if some of the soft verbals get replaced by solid commits of equal or greater value.
The SU rejuvenation under HCDM has taken small steps to get to where it wants to be.
Hire a good staff, check, get back into Florida, check, get to a bowl, check, win a bowl, check. Getting into the ACC was another step and may I add not a small step that came as a plesant surprise which will accelerate the process.
The next steps are to win the Big East, get to another bowl, win it. Sign a few studs to round the class, improve the facilities and IMHO hire a recruiting equivalent in football to Mike Hopkins. That one guy who can pull in the key stars who can turn a team around at each position. A Dwight Freeney on the D-line, a Donovin Darius in the D Backfield, a Donnie McPherson at QB, a Joe Morris in the backfield, a Chris Gedney tight end, a Marvin Harrison type receiver.
Then my friends, Syracuse football will be back where we always thought it could be. The once buried program that no one wanted to lead taken from the abyss by a former player with a vision, an AD, who for all his early shortcomings has sold us to the ACC and a chancellor who loves football and is on the same page as we are.
Before I pass from this planet I want to see SU in a BCS bowl contending at the top level. Now I have hope.