Mike McAllister, CuseNation.com: 6-6 – Syracuse has a good chance to get out to a 4-1 start. That would mean a 2-5 finish still has them bowling. With improved health, this is an obtainable goal. The key is the week two matchup with Wake Forest. A win there could get things rolling.
Tim Ferguson, CuseNation.com: 6-6 - Based on the early schedule, Syracuse should start off 3-0, provided they take care of business leading into a Dome showdown with LSU. With winnable/competitive games in the ACC which include Virginia, Pittsburgh, NC State, and Boston College; including South Florida in the American there are chances out there to reverse last season’s woes. Another Pinstripe Bowl visit against the Big 10, or the Military Bowl against an American Conference team could be viable goals for SU this year in December.
Kevin Johnson, former Syracuse WR: 7-5 – I think with a returning quarterback and another year of development, Syracuse has a chance to surprise some people.
Rob Carpenter, former Syracuse WR: I’m hoping they can get to 6 wins to be bowl eligible, but I think realistically, they will be 5-7. Touch stretch with Florida State, Louisville and Clemson. And the defense being so young.
Keeon Walker, former Syracuse RB: I’m predicting that Syracuse will go 7-5. All depends on the offensive line, which has three seniors. The back end of the schedule is pretty tough. If Terrel Hunt plays lights out this year, they have the ability to pull off a few upsets.
Sam Heckel, Syracuse commit: 7-5 - I think they have a good chance to have a winning record.
Rob Long, former Syracuse punter: 12-0. Is there any other option?
Dymelle Parker, Syracuse commit: My prediction for Syracuse’s record this year would be 7-5. Why? Because the program is heading the right way at Syracuse and it seems like the players are getting comfortable. The chemistry is up there and Syracuse has the talent to be a top team in the ACC and NCAA.
Cam DeGeorge, Syracuse commit: I think they will have a better record than last year, but the ACC has a lot of really good teams in it.
Daewood Davis, Syracuse commit: I predict Syracuse to go 12-0 because anyone can be beat. They’re not going to give up because of the names they play. The better the team, the harder they play.