Training Camp Day 3 News & Notes

News, notes and observations from day three of Syracuse football training camp.

Syracuse football training camp continued on Tuesday. Here are some news, notes and observations from the session of practice open to the media.

-First day for shoulder pads for all players

-Defense working on blitzing packages, a staple of their defensive scheme.

-Specifically, true freshmen Jake Pickard, Steven Clark and Kenny Carter all showed impressive strength and agility during individual drills.

-A lot of agility and explosion drills today particularly for the defensive positions.

-Neither Cordy nor Ishmael were seen fielding punts after being part of that drill on Monday. Brisly Estime is still the favorite to land the job. Freshman Dontae Strickland is a darkhorse.

-Long snappers working with holders and kickers to refine timing on place kicking. Starting unit went 3/3 on attempts and consisted of Cole Murphy at kicker, Riley Dixon as the holder and Matt Keller as the long snapper. Second string was Ryan Norton, Zack Mahoney and Keith Mitsuuchi and went 1/2. Third string was 2/2 behind Sterling Hofrichter, Eric Dungey and Nate Hines.

Again more short routes for QB's to throw.

-Centers working on snap counts and calls. They varied cadences multiple times with Joe Adam specifically working on that with the offensive linemen.

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