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August 28, 2007 at 9:21 AM

Some notes on Syracuse

We had a chance this morning to talk with Syracuse coach Greg Robinson.
Here are a few highlights:
First, the weather report is for 72 degrees on Friday, much cooler than it could be, something that could help the Huskies make an easier adjustment to playing in the Carrier Dome.
Here’s Robinson talking about defending Jake Locker: “We’re not just going against Jake Locker. You defend their offense. Now, he’s part of their offense and he has certain characteristics. He’s an athletic guy, like last year, they ran Stanback quite a bit with the ball so I suspect they might do that with him. So we’lll study the ways they performed with Stanback and that’s a lot of our information.”
On the team’s remade linebacker corps (three new starters there): “I expect them to play well, but this is the first time those three have gone out there together. So I can tell you all the things I’d like to see happen, but they have to go out and do it.”
On Syracuse QB Andrew Robinson, also making his first career start: “From the day he got here he’s had a nice presence about himself. He’s not pushy, but he’s got a nice confidence about himself. He’s been very intense about attention to detail. He has some real fine qualities about himself. … I’ve always said you don’t demand respect, you command respect, there’s a difference. That’s kind of how we see him.”
On the team’s receiving corps: “Taj Smith, before he got hurt last year, he showed flashes of being an impact football player (12 catches in four games). Mike Williams as a true freshman last year was definitely someone that other teams had to be aware of. Rice Moss has played a lot off football for us and Lavar Lobdell was a highly-touted receiver coming out of high school here in town. It’s a good group, but we’ve got to get the ball in their hands somehow.”
Thoughts on UW’s defense: “It’s not about them really as much as it is about us.”

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