Adelson: The 2019 Syracuse football team ‘is scared of nobody’

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Syracuse huddles during a timeout. Mandatory Photo Credit: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online.

ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson calls in to preview the 2019 ACC and Syracuse football season with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to chat about Syracuse’s first exhibition game in Italy.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: Andrea, we were talking around this time last year, and even the most optimistic of media members and Syracuse fans had the Orange at 7 wins at the most. They ended up with 10. Are they a one-hit wonder, or do you think Syracuse can approach that same win total this year?

Andrea Adelson: I’ve talked to a couple of people close to the program and they believe they can continue on this upward trajectory if they can stay healthy. And that’s always the caveat for teams across the country, but especially for Syracuse which is still trying to build up the depth to a level to be like a Clemson where you can match your starters and reserves equally, and rotate guys in and out without there being too much of a drop off. That’s what a lot of those elite programs are able to do like Clemson, Alabama, and Georgia. For a program like Syracuse which is still in the building stages, it takes some time when you’ve been at a point where you were when Dino took over the program. I like the fact that they’re scared of nobody. I like that they understand that they can beat anybody, which I know sounds like a cliché, but to get your players to the point where they believe that when they step on the field I think is hugely important. That’s where Syracuse is right now.

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Rundown:

1. ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson calls in
2. Can anyone beat Clemson?
3. Syracuse in 2019
4. Florida State rebuild
5. ACC Coastal predictions
6. Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Syracuse basketball in Italy
8. Freshman stepping up
9. 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.