Posted by Chip Patterson
One month ago, Syracuse was 6-2 and in the midst of what appeared to be a special season for Orange football. Head coach Doug Marrone was showered with praises for his job turning around a program that had not seen more than four wins since 2004. With only one loss in conference play, the Orange were staring down a shot at the Big East title.
One odd aspect of Syracuse's special season has been their struggles at home. With their 16-7 loss to Boston College, Syracuse fell to 2-4 in the Carrier Dome. Each of the Orange's conference losses came at home, and falling to the Eagles on Senior Day was the icing on the cake. Syracuse will still go bowling, but Orange fans have to look at the three-team race for the title and wonder what could have been. Marrone's job this season is certainly commendable, but he will have to answer for an offense that only scored 26 points in the last three games combined.