The Syracuse football program made it official today, announcing that Dan Conley will join the staff as the new linebackers coach. As we said the other day, Conley appears to be a fine choice, it's nice to see a guy who clearly loves the University and had a great career return, even if it might only be for one year.
Greg Robinson made the announcement today, also announcing that Derrick Jackson will become the "co-defensive coordinator" along with Robinson himself. As is pointed out in the link, Greg was impressed with Jackson's "ability to demand excellence." Since Jackson spent last year as the defensive line coach, and the d-line and defense in general was abysmal, I think we can all agree that Greggo's definition of excellence is a little different than ours.
In all seriousness, as hard as it may be to believe it, we WANT this team to succeed on the field, but given the embarrassingly bad performances of the last 3 years, you'll have to excuse our skepticism. At this point, Bret Michaels has more credibility when he claims he's looking for true love while hooking up with old skanks on VH1.
On bright side, at least Conley, a great player who was betrayed by bad knees, can offer Devo and Rautins some advice on knee rehabilitation.