Head coach: Scott Shafter (1st season)
Last year's record/postseason result: 8-5, won bowl game against West Virginia
Key Players (with position): Jay Bromley, DT, Jerome Smith, RB, Prince-Tyson Gulley, RB
Game to circle on the calendar: August 31st against Penn State in New Jersey
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Summary: QB Ryan Nassib is onto the NFL and now Syracuse has to find out who will lead the offense. Coach Shafer still hasn't announced a starter as of Sunday August 25th. The decision is between Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen or third-year sophomore Terrel Hunt. One of them will be handing off to Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley. Both ran for more than 800 yards last season. Their linebackers will lead the defense as the coaching staff looks to fill voids on the line and secondary. In addition to the opener against PSU, the Orange travel to No. 22 Northwestern in week two.