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Akron presents 'danger' to Syracuse

By mrasor Published: May 27, 2010

Football's Brian Bennett says Syracuse might be in trouble in its first game at InfoCision Stadium against the Zips.
And I quote:

The Orange have no business losing to Akron, which went just 3-9 a year ago. Yet the Zips lost by only two touchdowns in the Carrier Dome a year ago, and it's a road game for Syracuse. Funny things can happen early in the season away from home.

Syracuse is No. 99 on the Sporting News' list of top 100 teams in college football. Akron did not make that list. Another blog ranks Akron as No. 105 (out of 120) FBS teams.
In other news:
-- Akron has extended offers to a handful of Ohio high school athletes since May began. Check them out at (Normally, I follow recruiting more closely, but it was depressing to look back at all of the players I spent time researching who either 1) are playing elsewhere or 2) will end up playing as much college football in their lives as me.)
--'s Graham Watson says "better luck next year" to Akron's hopes at earning one of the MAC's five bowl bids. Five bids, by the way, is the most in the MAC's history. Watson writes:
The Zips were 3-9 last year and are breaking in an entirely new coaching staff in 2010. There’s some talent there, but there’s also a lot of youth and inexperience not to mention a new system. Akron will turn around, it just won’t be this year.

-- Some Internet sources have picked up on the Shawn Lemon text message saga. One called it "buffoonery."
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