Former Syracuse wide receiver Qadry Ismail spoke to the founder of Orange Fizz, Damon Amendorala, about the future of Syracuse football under Dino Babers.
Of course, it is incredibly early in the Babers Era but there has already been some promising signs and Ismail feels that the Orange are going in the right direction.
The first thing that Ismail mentioned is the new facilities and its ability to attract recruits to the Hill, which of course is one of the most important parts of college football. The Ensley Center is the new, state-of-the-art facility that Syracuse has built.
Ismail called the new facility the first step in “changing the game”, which he insisted Syracuse has to do in order to attract recruits and return to the glory years of the late 80s and the 90s.
“I think the fact that they increased the visibility with the facility upgrade is huge for the program.”
One can’t talk about Dino Babers without talking about his fast-paced, high-powered offense. While it may have been overshadowed last week against Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals, the SU offense has certainly improved and is showing promise for the future.
Ismail feels that Babers and his staff is going about things the right way. He says that the landscape of college football has completely changed as the focus has shifted to spread offenses.
“In order to bring Syracuse back to relevance, you’re going to have to change the game up and play fast, play a style that causes other teams to have to pause.”
Ultimately, Ismail shares the belief of many Syracuse fans. He feels that while the results may not be apparent right away, Syracuse is “on the right track” towards returning to relevance. Babers has a history of winning and doing so while playing exciting football and there is reason to believe he will replicate his past successes on the Hill.