Bailey: ‘All signs point’ to Syracuse football improving in 2019

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Sean Riley runs into the endzone after a 69-yard punt return for touchdown during Syracuse's 51-21 win over UCONN. Mandatory Photo Credit: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online.

Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey calls in to talk about the Orange’s spring football practices and to break down positional battles at quarterback, offensive line and linebacker on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by SNY.tv. Editor in chief Brad Bierman chats about SU lacrosse’s up and down season after.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: We’re at that time of year where spring practice is underway and the spring showcase is just around the corner. I just wanted to get your general takes on what you’ve seen during practice so far, and whether Syracuse looks like it’s going to take another step forward this year.

Stephen Bailey: All signs point to that they’ll have another opportunity to take a step forward next year. The depth across the board has been the best it’s been through three plus years of the Dino Babers era, and the schedule is the most forgiving since Syracuse joined the ACC in 2013. That said, spring has not gone great for Syracuse. There have been a lot of injuries. […] There’s been a lot of phsyical contact this spring and it seems like the team’s gotten more injuries this spring than they did last fall. It doesn’t look like anyone is in danger of missing the fall, but I’m sure Dino Babers would prefer to have his whole complement of players scrimmaging, but he certainly does not.

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Rundown:

1. Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey calls in
2. General thoughts from spring practice
3. How does Tommy DeVito look?
4. Backup quarterback battle
5. Offensive line and linebackers
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Big games against Cornell/UNC
8. Can Syracuse compete for a national championship?

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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.