FLAMEfromBAMA wrote: ↑August 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Does anyone know if Syracuse has their DBs play one side or if they follow assignments? They have one CB starting that is only 5'11". The other is a 6'3" Sophomore. Both of their Safeties are 6'0" as well giving us a bit of a height advantage. Even though the 5'11" CB is a senior I feel like AGG could really make life difficult on him. Also interesting note, they don't have one DL starter (and only one on the two-deep) weighing in at 300lbs. If our run game gets going and we are able to go straight at them rather than letting them use their quickness we could work up a bit of momentum.
They play man and zone. BTW, the Defensive Backfield is very solid. Several of them will be NFL players. Cisco made All-American as a Freshman. You will have better luck running at us. Our DE's however are one of the best tandems in College Football (they will both get drafted). Depth is an issue at Defensive Tackle as one of our starters will most likely not play at Liberty. Our Linebackers are probably the weakness of the unit. However, Dino Babers feels this is the best defense in his four years here.
Syracuse Special Teams is a huge strength too. Groza Award winner (as a Freshman), Senior punter who Coach Babers thinks will be in the NFL, great kickoff and Punt return team units.