Coming off a bad year, Syracuse's Shafer still upbeat

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has a new athletic director and his program is coming off a dismal season, but Orange coach Scott Shafer insists he isn't feeling an undue amount of pressure.

Entering his third season as head coach with a 10-15 mark and one bowl appearance, Shafer's program is coming off a nightmarish 3-9 campaign, which produced just one win in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Myriad injuries claimed several players, among them starting quarterback Terrel Hunt and wide receiver Brisly Estime, for most of the year. That forced Shafer to utilize four quarterbacks and piece together makeshift offensive lines game to game.

Shafer says he's looking forward to the return of his senior quarterback, who was limited to just five starts following a season-ending broken leg suffered against Louisville.

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