Don McPherson: Syracuse football in for ‘bounce back’ year in 2020

Former Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson
Former Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson speaks at the New York State Fair. Photo Credit: Dave Pape.

Syracuse football legend and College Football Hall of Famer Don McPherson calls in to talk about the 2020 Orange football season with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to talk about the close of the basketball regular season.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: How do you think Syracuse football is going to do in 2020?

Don McPherson: I think this a team that can bounce back. There’s going to be some maturity on Tommy [DeVito’s] part. He got beat up last year, and that brings some maturity. He’s starting to figure out the mistakes he made. I think it depends on the offensive line play. They need them to protect Tommy. Give him some time and he can be very, very effective. They have to shore up the line and fill some holes on defense. This is a year that Syracuse can get back to seven, eight, nine, even 10 wins this year.

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1. Syracuse legend Don McPherson calls in
2. What is it like being a College Football Hall of Famer?
3. What was it like seeing Syracuse win 10 games in 2018?
4. Thoughts on Dino Babers
5. How will Syracuse do in 2020?
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Syracuse routs Boston College
8. Elijah Hughes deserves First Team All-ACC Honors
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]