Rising From the Ashes: What Did Week One Tell Us About the 2009 Orange?

Posted by Dan Kelley on September-7-2009 Add Comments

Like Ben Schwartzwalder, Dick MacPherson and Greg Robinson before him, head coach Doug Marrone lost his first game with the Syracuse Orange on Saturday.

Fortunately for the Syracuse program, there were plenty of signs during the game that Marrone’s career may more closely resemble the careers of Schwartzwalder and MacPherson than Greg Robinson’s.

The Orange took on one of the middle weights of the Big 10 in Minnesota and despite low expectations heading into week one, Syracuse was able to put a legitimate scare into the Gophers before succumbing in overtime 23-20.

But what did we learn about the 2009 version of the Syracuse Orange?
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