Syracuse QB Garrett Shrader on a roll for an undefeated orange

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) – After Syracuse’s lopsided win in the season opener over Atlantic Coast Conference rival, Garrett Schrader Orange – a bearded player who was as laid-back as any player in America – battled his emotions briefly on the podium after star performer.

Moving from Mississippi State is in good shape under coach Dino Papers and he knows it.

“Coach Babers, I’m really grateful to him, just the chance to be here. He knows it wasn’t easy,” Schrader said, his voice rattling slightly, “especially when talking about last year. But I think it’s going to go well.”

When Shrader arrived in Syracuse, Tommy DeVito was the start, but in Game 4 last season, Babers decided that 6-foot-4, 230-pound Shrader, an imposing double threat and master of the fake job, was the right man for the job. Shrader finished what ended with a disappointing season 5-7, and when DeVito moved to Illinois, the starting assignment was to lose Shrader.

Orange midfielder Mikel Jones said this was a big deal.