Krautman: Syracuse has a ‘fighting chance’ against LSU

Former Syracuse kicker Ricky Krautman calls in to chat about his coaching career and this year’s football team with Wesley Cheng on the Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by Editor in Chief Brad Bierman also calls in to talk about Syracuse’s 3-0 start.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: What do you think about the game this weekend against No. 13 LSU?

Ricky Krautman: They have big LSU coming to town. I’m pretty sure if Syracuse keeps doing the things they’ve been doing, working together as a team, forcing turnovers, and not turning over the ball themselves, and just executing, I think they have a fighting chance against LSU. […] I truly believe Syracuse will give LSU a fighting chance. It will make a real difference going into the ACC schedule and give them confidence playing those games. Hopefully we’ll go to a bowl game. I’m very optimistic about that. Coach Shafer does a great job with those men.

WC: What do you think of Syracuse’s current kickers, Riley Dixon and Cole Murphy?

RK: Riley Dixon I know personally. He’s a great person. He’s done very well the past several years. He’s going to do better as a punter and he’s a confident kid. Cole Murphy as well. A lot of the freshman kickers very well. I’ve been really impressed with his technique, his demeanor and his desire to help the team win. Both of them have done a great job of helping the team.


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1. Former Syracuse kicker Ricky Krautman calls in
2. Post-playing career
3. What’s Ross up to?
4. Talking Syracuse kickers and the season
5. Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
6. 3-0 start
7. Any shot against LSU?
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]