The Fizz dissected the Syracuse preview of Dave Curtis from the Sporting News last week. DC, an SU alum, pegged the Orange at #99 in the country and winless in the Big East. Ouch.
So we had to reach out to Curtis to pick his brain. He joined Mike Couzens on the newest audio edition of The Fizz to discuss his low expectations for the Orange.
“There are a couple games that are toss-ups certainly. Louisville and UConn at home. I’m a big Charlie Strong guy, I think by that time, with the talent, some of it held over going back to the Bobby Petrino days. Louisville is going to be a lot more disciplined, a lot more cohesive offensively. I think Louisville could be a team that ends up 6-6 and in a bowl game when all is said and done.”
How big has it been for Doug Marrone to grow the connections in downstate recruiting?
“Huge. Probably the most important thing Doug has done so far. It’s just priceless. When Syracuse had it going in the ’90s, a bulk of their talent came from that Long Island area. Rutgers and some of the others schools in the area have done a good job getting that turf. But Doug has made Syracuse much more of a player in that area.”
Meantime, Ted Conroy tears a rotator cuff patting himself on the back for believing in Greg Paulus.
“I came on the FizzCast two months ago and listened to you and D.A. trash him as any potential in the NFL It doesn’t matter who you know, if you get a second workout it means you have some potential. I just don’t see a smart kid, who likes to learn and is coachable can hold a clipboard at the next level.”