How Greg Paulus Saved Syracuse Football

Posted by Adam Fier on December-2-2009 Add Comments

Forget the record, forget the stats and forget the losing.

The short lived Greg Paulus era at Syracuse was a success.

At first glance, a 4-8 record sounds like more of the same for a program that could not get out of its own way since the reigns were handed to Greg Robinson five seasons ago.

After four years of regression, Robinson was shown he door in favor of Doug Marrone, a former Syracuse lineman and play-calling wizard for the high powered New Orleans Saints.

Marrone was given a roster of underachievers that lacked talent, but more importantly lacked leadership.

As enjoyable as it was watching Arthur Jones, among the teams lone bright spots in 2008, the football program lacked direction and lack...

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