Former punter Brendan Carney talks Syracuse football, Riley Dixon, marathoning

Brendan Carney

Syracuse football legend Brendan Carney calls in to chat about Syracuse football and his post-playing career with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by The Juice Online Editor in Chief Brad Bierman also calls in to discuss Syracuse lacrosse’s win over Albany.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Brendan, I look at the legacy that you left, and part of that is the people that come after you. I see some of the things that Riley Dixon did this season, and I don’t think that happens without you laying the ground work. What do you think of him and do you have any advice to offer him as he makes his way to the NFL?

Brendan Carney: I appreciate you saying that. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Riley in person, but I have certainly have followed him throughout his career. He’s got a great story coming in as a walk-on and earning a scholarship. I’ve been really impressed with him in all facets of the game. He’s a tremendous punter, but he’s a heck of an athlete. I feel like you could’ve put him out at the slot position and have him make plays. Certainly, very happy for him and for his family that he got drafted by the Broncos.

WC: What do you think of Dino Babers and the new coaching staff?

BC: I really like Coach Babers. I like the staff he’s put together. I love his offense. Syracuse has needed an up-tempo offense like this for a really long time. Playing in the Carrier Dome, they need to air it out 50 times a game. I think we’re going to start to see that. I want to give them time. You look across the landscape these days, and they’re scrutinized after their first year. So I want let him settle in and get his guys in there.


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1. Syracuse football legend Brendan Carney calls in
2. What have you been up to since Syracuse?
3. Thoughts on Riley Dixon?
4. Thoughts on Dino Babers?
5. Advice for fans, current SU team
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Syracuse move on to NCAA Quarterfinals
8. Predicting SU’s game against Maryland
9. 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]