Syracuse started 2023 off in a fashion we’re all too familiar with
In what was surely a welcomed turn of events for Babers, his Orange once again got off to a hot start by hitting the 4-0 mark this year.
It was awesome to see this kind of momentum back in their favor, as it gave off the vibe of them enduring their 2022 mistakes, growing from them, and refusing to let them prevent the act of getting back to cooking this time around.
And for what it’s worth, I firmly believe that would have been the story for the Orange regardless of who they beat to build the 4-0 record, but it was the respectable nature of their victims that placed them on all the higher of a pedestal in my eyes and many others’.
Their résumé included a trio of convincing wins over FBS programs, the biggest of which was a road victory over Purdue, a Big Ten squad coming off of both an eight-win run and divisional title.
The ability to assert visible superiority over that caliber of team was enough to have Syracuse strutting into its ACC slate with its head held high, while also making my potential call to action surrounding Babers’ future employment seem almost guaranteed to be avoided.