Keeley: In defense of Syracuse QB Drew Allen

Keeley can empathize with Allen

Sean Keeley from calls in to talk about the quarterback situation with host Wesley Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by Editor in chief Brad Bierman also calls in to remember the late Rob Edson, the former Syracuse official who passed away over the weekend.

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Here are the highlights from the interview:

Keeley can empathize with Allen

The Juice Online: You had an article today called I Get It, Drew Allen where you come to his defense. Can you talk about that?

Sean Keeley: He’s a guy who is clearly frustrated and kind of angry with the situation he’s in right now as a backup. All signs point to Terrel Hunt keeping that starting job moving forward, basically just kind of crushing Drew Allen’s idea of what this season was going to be. This was going to be his springboard, his chance to shine and it just hasn’t worked out that way. I was watching this and I think there’s some people who will think that this is sour grapes, that he’s being delusional or something like that, but it’s one of those things where I know the feeling. I know the feeling where something went wrong and everyone knows it, and now you have to move forward around that and I’m sure it’s frustrating. He has to do it on a public stage and I kind of empathized with him.

TJO: Where do you see Syracuse finishing in the ‘Quest for Belk’?

SK: We’re going to see something very similar to last year, or at least it’s going to set up that way. I expect the team to come out 2-2 after the first four games, which I think, if we’re all honest, we all expected to happen anyway. After that when they into ACC play, it’s tough for a couple of weeks, and then the last five games, one of them is Florida State which is going to be a really tough game, but other than that […] they all feel winnable. Not that I’m saying they will win. Win those four games, you’re 6-6.


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1. Intro
2.’s Sean Keeley calls in
3. Quarterbacks, freshman, Uniforms, school spirit, and more
4. The Juice Online Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
5. Remembering Rob Edson
6. Syracuse/Wagner recap
7. Drew Allen and Terrel Hunt
8. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]