Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – It has been a rough start to the season SU football and the Scott Shafer era as his squad has dropped the first two games.
With the team standing at 0-2 after Saturday’s loss to 19th ranked Northwestern, Shafer isn’t drumming up excuses.
“I have to do a better job of making sure we don’t give people plays,” Shafer explained. “So I have to look at the game plan. I have to look at the way we signal. I have to look at the way we substitute and I have to do a better job of putting our kids in a position to make plays.”
Head coaches will often put the blame on themselves when things aren't going well to try to take the pressure of the players.
The most alarming issue with the back-to-back losses is the way in which they lost them.
Syracuse was blown out right from the start at Northwestern, as the Wildcats scored 51 seconds into the game.
They continued to dominate SU through the remainder of the game, racking up almost 600 total yards of offense and forcing four Drew Allen interceptions on defense.
The outcome was decided by halftime with SU down 34-7.
Second-string quarterback Terrell Hunt came in towards the end of Saturday’s game and led the Orange to a touchdown on his only drive, leading many to speculate over who will be starting under center in the near future.