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Endicott, N.Y., resident Troy Beddoe took a break from track season to come see the Syracuse spring game this weekend and was impressed with the weight room, facilities, coaches and atmosphere at the game.

Troy Beddoe, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker from Union-Endicott High School talked to us on Sunday about his weekend visit to Syracuse.

"It was actually pretty fun up at the Syracuse spring game," Beddoe stated. "When we first got there we went into a little dome and Coach Doug Marrone talked to us for like ten minutes and after that we got a tour of the weight room. Then they had us go with our positional coaches and then off to lunch before the spring game. I liked the weight room a lot because it was full of a lot of free weights instead of machines and the facilities were pretty nice too."

"The spring game was good too," Beddoe added. "There were a ton of big hits during the game and I got to meet Chandler Jones and talk to him on the field for a little bit. I asked him how college football is and he told me it was more like a job than anything else. I was a little bit surprised by that answer to be honest as I'd think there would be some fun in it."

"I also talked to the offensive coordinator Coach (Nate) Hackett and some of the other coaches and they were all good with me," Beddoe explained. "The linebacker coach just told me he was looking for guys that understood the speed of the game as that was something I wanted to find out from him."

As a junior, Beddoe registered 70 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, forced two fumbles, recovered three fumbles and had one interception.

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