One of the most anticipated additions to the Syracuse University Football roster in recent times is incoming freshman, Ashton Broyld. One of the most sought after answers is what position Broyld will line up at once he takes the field. At Syracuse Media Day, Head Coach Doug Marrone, provided some insight for anxious fans and media alike.
"We'll have him (Broyld) lined up at running back. We'll him lined up some on the outside things. And, we'll have him lined up in the wildcat position…," stated Marrone.
Broyld has been rumored to possibly have time this season at the helm of the offense at quarterback and also as a running back. Marrone has now provided the notion that Broyld will indeed be featured at running back while adding that he may spend some time in a receiver-type role.
With Marrone's mention of Broyld being included in the wildcat formation, Broyld may have the opportunity to play some quarterback as this formation works best with someone in the backfield that can both pass and run, which have been said to be strengths gained by the Orange in the acquisition of Broyld.
As far as how soon Broyld will be integrated into these elements of the Syracuse offense, Marrone remarked that, "…we're gonna have those things going on at camp…"
Marrone also emphasized the care that will be taken to make sure Broyld is utilized properly.
"We have to do a good job of managing what we can handle. We don't want to look back and say, ‘Gosh, I wish we would have pushed him to do that. It would have helped us win.'"
Marrone also emphasized the care that will be taken to make sure Broyld is utilized properly. "We have to do a good job of managing what we can handle. We don't want to look back and say, ‘Gosh, I wish we would have pushed him to do that. It would have helped us win.'"
The Head Coach went deeper than Broyld, using him as a gateway to a bigger message about what to expect from Orange football this season.
Said Marrone, "We're gonna look and play all the players that we feel are gonna help us win. And whatever we need to do to win with whatever players, that's what we're gonna do."