Team preview: Syracuse

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(All information as of July 1, 2005)


Change is in vogue in Syracuse. After changing its nickname and logo last season, the school took a few more drastic steps in altering the face of its football program.

The sideline will look particularly different with the installation of FieldTurf at the legendary Carrier Dome, but it's the bodies that will be standing on that sideline that fans will notice most, and not because the Orange will be wearing newly designed uniforms (which the school unveiled June 1).

Syracuse athletics director Daryl Gross introduced Greg Robinson as the 27th head coach in school history on Jan. 11. Like the start of a new calendar year, Robinson's arrival brings unbridled optimism to a program that has been stuck in neutral the last three seasons.