Rick Reilly once put in his SI column something like this:"Your wife would say to you 'If your team is struggling, why are you still a fan of them?' That's like saying 'If your kids are annoying, why don't you sell them?'"
Syracuse University might as well sell their football team to a division III college or something, because that's where they belong. The high point of their season was when they upset then No. 18 Louisville on September 22, who now has a dissapointing 5-4 record. Syracuse's only other win came last week vs. Buffalo, which says nothing seeing that the Orange has never lost to Buffalo.
This weekend, the 'Cuse lost to fellow Big East failure Pittsburgh 20-17. If SU wins their last 2 games, they will finish with a 4-6 record, which would be one game better than what SI predicted before the season started.
Probably the biggest problem our football program has is recruiting, because no one wants to play for a team that finishes in the bottom 10 or 20 of division I-A year after year. In order to have sophmore quarterback Andrew Robinson come to Syracuse last year, coach Greg Robinson had to promise not to give out a scholarship to another QB.
Maybe we have a good basketball season ahead of us, with a great, talented young team. But is a football team that has a chance at accomplishing anything too much to ask? It will take a long time, but our football program will turn around eventually.