SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse is coming off a breakthrough season that even surprised coach Dino Babers a little bit. Keeping the momentum going is of paramount importance.
"There has to be a sense of urgency of getting better and getting better right away," said Babers, starting his fourth year at Syracuse. "We have that sense of urgency, we just need to continue to work."
Last season produced double-digit wins (10) for the first time in nearly two decades with often-injured senior quarterback Eric Dungey at the helm. Now it's Tommy DeVito's turn to lead an up-tempo offense that averaged 40 points and 5.7 yards per play last season. He's well-prepared. DeVito has taken most of the first-string snaps in spring ball two straight years and appeared in eight games last season, going 44 of 87 for 525 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions.