Preseason Football Is Near For Syracuse Football Squad

Things are about to heat up for the Syracuse football squad with the preseason dates being announced by the University. ITLH breaks it all down.

It’s official the Syracuse football team will kick things off with the 2017 preseason camp on Sunday July 30th per the University.

Can SU get the season started the same way they did last season?

If you remember last season the Orange got its’ first taste of Dino Babers’ high octane offense.

It was a showing of sorts to the fans and media, what to expect from this team. Several records were broken and it was a clear sign of things to come via Post Game Notes:

  • Ervin Philips hauled in a school-record 14 catches
  • Head coach Dino Babers became the first Orange head coach to win in his debut since Paul Pasqualoni in 1992
  • As a team, Syracuse threw for 437 yards on the night. It marked the most yards through the air by the Orange since 2012 against Northwestern.

Last year was Colgate.

This season they have Central Connecticut State. Another FCS opponent, this will be the fourth season that the Orange open up against an FCS opponent in the Carrier Dome.

SU has won 33 straight games against FCS opponents. The season opener is Friday September 1st in the Carrier Dome. Speaking of, the Orange will start the season with a three game home stand.

Last year they got the good feels going whomping Colgate and then turning around to get spanked by Louisville. This year the Orange have a chance of being 3-0 heading into an impossible LSU game at Death Valley.

We’ll see what happens, you’ve got to take it a game at a time. While for the Orange fan every year there’s one goal. That’s the road map to six. Six wins guarantees bowl eligibility, something SU hasn’t had since 2013. Dino Babers hopes to change that this season.