Syracuse Orange foot: the summary of the road trip of the ACC network
One of the best things the ACC network does is a road trip to preseason camp for all schools in the conference. Last week, the crew of Jordan Cornette, Eddie Royal and Wes Durham were in Syracuse to shine the spotlight on the Syracuse Orange. If you missed it, you can check out the replay online or keep reading.
First on the sideline was Dino Babers who talked a lot about the generic on-camp coach setting the tone for the season, but the best sounding phrase was Dino hitting Jordan Cornette with a dig about Melo for 30 on him. As Cornette cringed, somewhere Danny Miller breathed a sigh of relief he didn’t call football games these days.
Some clips on the significance of 44 in Syracuse with alumni Beth Mowins and Sean McDonough. This leads to a discussion about Sean Tucker…….who didn’t get the number.
Tucker joined the set and Eddie Royal put him on the spot for offensive line giveaways if he won the Heisman. If he can break Syracuse’s record again this year, we think Sean can get his teammates level 500 gift cards and a night at Apex Entertainment for an ax throw.
NIL Update – Delayed But Not Forgotten – I am pleased to announce my partnership with APEX Entertainment and 110 Grill in Destiny Mall. I went to both places, the food was excellent and I had a lot of fun. pic.twitter.com/0b5iywXAsc
— Sean Tucker (@seantucker2020) April 24, 2022
We also need a Syracuse-area restaurant to get some Sean Tucker-approved crab cakes (hello NIL deal) and tell Drake his next album needs to get a #PL34sed seal of approval. It’s the least Drizzy can do for #CanadasCollegeTeam.
Garrett Shrader is next on the board and he talks about receivers and gaining the trust of the team. You can tell from his demeanor that the guy Babers called “different” is someone who fits in well in the dressing room. We don’t get any flight footage or Top Gun references, but Shrader drops you all on the way out and nearly made Wes Durham swoon.
Things moved on the inside with Royal joined by Duce and Garrett. The duo spoke with the former receiver about recognizing the plays and having confidence in their preparation. A member of the production team might have needed a change of wardrobe after Garrett closed the passage to the apartment.
Back outside, Mikel Jones talks about unfinished business (hmm that theme sounds familiar) and when asked who had the best nickname on the team, he replied that Chestnut’s “Sub Zero” was the pick. . (Don’t worry, we’ll be working on Mortal Kombat nicknames for everyone and can we get “Finish Him” graphics for the video card this season) Jones added that he can’t wait to face Malik Cunningham in the first match for some “3 on 3 Battles”.
The next feature was about Varsity and this one didn’t include someone buying “Jerry McNamara” gear from Shirt World. Instead, we heard Gary Gait and Coach Mac start the tradition of banner flipping after wins.
The special hour ended with Durham and Mike Paulus talking about the six phases of the Lally Complex project. First, the expansion of academic support space and a single point of entry for the institution. Paulus mentions that the first phase provides a “wow factor” for the project and football upgrades will be next and “game changing”. Then this graphic was shown and on the right is the location of the new football operations center.
Again, that would seem to be the first priority, but at this point, let’s just hope phase two is ready to kick off in the early months of 2023, because if there’s a “game changer” afoot, Syracuse football needs it sooner rather than later. .