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Nassib Safe… For Now.

The biggest news is that Ryan Nassib will remain the starting quarterback heading into the summer. But will things stay that way?

With the official arrival of Greg Paulus on campus, Doug Marrone took a chance to speak about his team for the first time since spring practice.

The biggest news is that Ryan Nassib will remain the starting quarterback heading into the summer.

But will things stay that way?

Maybe says Marrone.

Working in Paulus’ favor is that“there’s only 20 to 25 percent of the offense that’s actually been installed” according to Dougey.

It also doesnt hurt that he’s been able to spend some time with @THE_REAL_SHAQ at Newhouse.

Or as Marrone put it, the “School of Newhouse” (which is kinda like the House of Representatives).

(For the record The Fizz did @reply Shaq to come party in Syracuse during his stay. He did not respond.)

The Fizz will cut the head man a break if the team of football can win more games than it did under Groobers. Despite Nassib starting heading into the summer, Marrone essentially leaves the door wide open for Paulus to steal the job.

“I’ve always believed in competition. Competition is the key to being successful. I think you look at any sporting team, I don’t care what it is, if they’re successful, they have competition on that team and they have leadership on that team. Ryan was great about it. Cam was great.”

Surely they were cooperative and probably also realized they wouldn’t be able to afford the nearly $50,000 tuition, room and board at Syracuse each year without being on the football team.

As the road to Paulus’ first start… er, Opening Day ’09 rolls closer, The Fizz will be on the lookout for who takes more first team snaps.

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