Frisbee. Dodge ball. Tag. We’ve all played these games on family picnics, in camp, in the backyard or in physical education class. Members of the Syracuse University football team participated in these activities, too, but it was all in the name of competition: developing and sustaining a competitive edge that carries over to the football field as well as other walks of life.
Syracuse enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory on defense, as the Orange held opponents to 19.3 points a game, good with 17th in the NCAA. But much of that unit from last year is gone, as the Orange will have to replace more than half of its starters. Still, Marrone has some experience to work with.