If you‚Äôve been keeping up with our posts here on the Fizz, you‚Äôve seen the attitude from the media towards the Syracuse Football program. Whether it be casinos setting the conference win over/under at 1.5, or preview magazines featuring opposing coaches ripping the SU Football program, the outlook of ‚ÄòCuse Football is very bleak in 2021.
Last week we asked you if the Orange could win over 1.5 games in the ACC and there were some mixed responses.
Earlier this week, 247sports published an article with their predictions for final records. Keep in mind it‚Äôs still June and we‚Äôre a few months away from the season and things can change on the daily. Here‚Äôs what the experts had to say regarding the Orange.
‚ÄúThe Orange start their season with four straight non-conference games, and they would do well to split those because it will be tough sledding the rest of the way. Syracuse‚Äôs only conference win last year came against Georgia Tech, and the Yellow Jackets aren‚Äôt on the schedule this fall.‚Äù
With that prediction, SU would finish at the bottom of the conference and winless in the ACC. If that ends up being how the Orange finish this fall, there‚Äôs no way Dino Babers still has a job right? In year six you can‚Äôt go without a win in your conference and fail to beat a power five team (assuming 247sports predicts wins against Ohio and UAlbany).¬†¬†
Keep in mind this 2-10 year would be fresh off of a 1-10 season in 2020. How is that evidence of a program traveling in an upward trajectory? Don‚Äôt be the smart*** that says, ‚ÄúOh well he improved from one win to two wins.‚Äù
Look around the nation, coaches have found ways to win at Louisiana-Lafayette, Coastal Carolina, hell even Liberty as Syracuse fans know all too well. Predictions are just predictions and shouldn‚Äôt be too heavily bought into, especially in June. However, if this crystal ball becomes reality, John Wildhack has to make a change.
Just for kicks, here‚Äôs the rest of the predictions for ACC teams:
Wake Forest | 7-5
Georgia Tech | 3-9
Pitt Panthers | 7-5
Boston College | 8-4
NC State | 8-4
Duke | 3-9
Virginia | 8-4
Louisville | 5-7
Virginia Tech | 6-6
North Carolina | 10-2
Miami | 10-2
Florida State | 6-6
Clemson | 12-0