Here at Yellow Jacked Up, we continue to gather and share some notes regarding Georgia Tech’s opponents this upcoming season. Today, we look at the Yellow Jackets third opponent of the season, the Syracuse Orange.
The countdown to kickoff in the ACC is nearly at single digits and as we continue to look around the Jackets schedule at how opposing teams are fairing in camps this fall, we turn our attention to Syracuse.
Offensive Line is still a major question for Syracuse:
Last year, the Syracuse offensive line was one of the worst offensive lines in the country and despite all that Tommy DeVito still put up good performances and finished the season with over 2,300-yards and 19 touchdowns while throwing just five interceptions on the season. That being said, the offensive line was a focal point of places for improvement this offseason. However, until the Orange get into real game situations, it’s unclear just how well the offensive line will hold up this season.
It’s still uncertain if there will be fans when the Jackets show up at the Carrier Dome
So far we know Syracuse will NOT have fans at either of their first two games against North Carolina and Pittsburgh, both games taking place on the road. That being said, it still has yet to be announced if Syracuse will allow fans into the Carrier Dome this season. Personally, I’m assuming they as they won’t have fans for at least the first game at the Carrier Dome but won’t be shocked if they don’t have fans at all throughout the season.
Backup running back is a question mark heading into the season:
Our Syracuse sister site, Inside the Loud House, discussed that entering this season, the Orange’s game plan at the backup running back position is still unclear. As Neil Adler points out in the article, the statuses of backup running backs Abdul Adams and Jarveon Howard are unknown currently which raises plenty of questions with games just around the corner. If Adams and Howard are unavailable this season for Syracuse it seems that redshirt freshman Jawhar Jordan is the likely backup for the Orange.