Is Syracuse going to a bowl game? ESPN’s Adelson says it’ll be close

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ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson calls in to talk about the 2018 ACC football season with host Wes Cheng. The Juice Online’s Jim Stechschulte then calls in to give his predictions on this season.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Do you see Syracuse making a bowl game?

Andrea Adelson: I think it’s going to be really tough this year because you add in Notre Dame. That’s a team that’s going to be in the top 15 this year and people have high expectations for. North Carolina should be a game that this team wins. But when you look at the bulk of that Atlantic Division and how difficult those games are going to be… Pitt is going to be an improved team this year. They’re a team that’s figured things out at quarterback. That’s one of those games that you have circled that’s a must win for this team to get to six. It’s game against Pitt, Boston College, Wake Forest, NC State and those non-conference games to pull it off. Right now, I’m putting that Pittsburgh game in the Pitt column, so that’s why I feel like Syracuse is going to fall one game short of getting to a bowl game this year.

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Rundown:

1. ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson calls in
2. Is it Clemson/FSU again in the Atlantic?
3. Who will win the Coastal?
4. Predictions on Syracuse
5. Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte calls in
6. Who will step up at WR?
7. Can Dungey stay healthy, and can SU win six games?
8. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.