NO NEED TO FEAR, THE UNDERDOG IS HERE
Syracuse Head Football Coach Greg Robinson was all
smiles when asked about the 21-points
"I was informed today that we are underdogs," Robinson said with a sideways smile. "Then I was informed of the amount, and in my coaching career this is the most I've ever been an underdog."
The first-year coach said it's not his job to worry about the point spread, and he won't let it influence the way he prepares his team.
"I really don't care about all that," He said. "When (the spread) was brought up to me, it made me laugh. You know what, (the spread) doesn't mean anything."
When asked by a reporter if the team believed it could play with the Seminoles, Robinson quickly corrected the journalist.
"It isn't about oh, we can play with them," Robinson said. "We can win. We're not going down there just to play with them, we're going down there to win the football game."
BYE BYE BYE
"It's been good for our team," He said. "I think we got into a rhythm (in practice). The bye week gave us an opportunity to grow and get better. Having four more practices without having to play a game, I like to think we're going to be improved."
This week's game is also the first time Robinson and his team will play a road game since he took over as head coach. Robinson said he is excited to hit the road.
"I like to think we're ready to venture out, be road warriors," Robinson said.
Robinson and his team certainly aren't
easing themselves into road competition.
"I think it's obviously a great venue," Robinson said. "A lot of tradition. To me, it's why you go on the road and play, to go in somebody's backyard like that. I think it's great."
He said the team will do some special things this week to prepare for the hostile environment.
"We're going to do things in practice to create as much game like situations as we can," Robinson said. "There will be some crowd noise things. There will (also) be no huddle situations (practiced)."
It looks like
"He's still sore," Robinson said. "He caught some balls in practice, but I'd put him in the questionable to doubtful mode, he's not going to practice (the rest of the week)."
"Kurt Falke is making a lot of progress," Robinson said. "But he's not ready to go right now.
Robinson said sophomore Carroll Madison will start in Falke's place as he
Coach Robinson is bringing injured receiver Landel Bembo to
"We're going to let Landel get down there and see his family," Robinson said. "It's been a tough year for him, so he's going to be on the sidelines with us."