While stuck between hoping the rest of the snow vacates itself from my yard ASAP and waiting for Scott Shafer to land Syracuse’s first 2016 verbal commit (it’s recruiting season, baby!), here are some random musings on the madness that is March.
Despite the offensive struggles, the staff shake-up, the four-headed monster of Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida State and Clemson, and the specter of the NCAA, miraculously, a bowl berth is still possible for the Orange.
Not many people expected the Orange (9-2, 3-1) to be down five goals heading into the fourth quarter of Saturday’s matchup against Rutgers (2-11, 0-5). But that’s where SU found itself after a lackluster three quarters.
Jim Boeheim notched his 903rd career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men’s coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers 78-53 on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.