Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse’

NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in Friday’s First Bowl Games

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman is the top prospect to watch when the Golden Gophers play Syracuse on Friday. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: John Maher

Before Brigham Young and Washington take the field Friday night in the Fight Hunger Bowl (more to come), there are two earlier bowl games to watch Friday. The Maryland Terrapins (7-5) and the Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4) will face off in the Military Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN), while the Syracuse Orange (6-6) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4) will play in the Texas Bowl (6 p.m., ESPN).

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Ryan Nassib NFL Draft Scouting Report

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

QB Ryan Nassib-Syracuse (Photo: US Presswire)

Prospect: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse Orange
Height: 6’2
Weight: 228 lbs.
Grade: 6.9 (Grading Scale) (more…)


Breaking Down Doug Marrone

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Doug Marrone’s resume is far more impressive than he’s given credit for (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Matt Elder

By now you’ve probably seen Doug Marrone’s resume so much you have it memorized. We know he spent time working under Sean Payton in New Orleans before going on to coach the Syracuse Orange. However do you know that he spent time before that with the Jets? That he was a former NFL Offensive Lineman and that he has a connection to SEC programs that GM Buddy Nix has shown an affinity for? We decided to do our due diligence and dive into Marrone’s past to see if we could get an idea of what to expect from him in Buffalo. (more…)


Bills Hire Doug Marrone

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Doug Marrone is the new Bills Head Coach (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Anthony D. Macari

If you’re worried about this move being the same old approach to coaching with word of Doug Marrone’s signing with the Buffalo Bills, then you may be in for a treat. Coach Marrone understands a coach must be detailed and innovative with game planning and strategy but first and foremost a coach must be a leader of men. Marrone took over a Syracuse program in shambles. (more…)


Ryan Nassib v. Geno Smith Disappoints

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Ryan Nassib went head to head with Geno Smith but neither one really stood out (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Anthony D. Macari

With all due respect to Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon and Tyler Bray, my top two QB prospects for the Bills heading into the weekend faced off against each other in the Pinstripe Bowl. The cold wet windy and snowy day in the Bronx served as the perfect backdrop to see how these two strong armed QBs could handle the elements in a big spot. Bills fans can only hope for a QB from this draft class to soon be playing meaningful games in late December in the wind and cold of Buffalo. Unfortunately, neither took advantage of the spotlight. (more…)





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