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Syracuse Football Camp, Day 2: Ryan Norton, Rob Thompson, Markus Pierce-Brewster

The Syracuse Orange football program took to the field, again, Tuesday, as Day 2 of preseason camp took place. The Orange, trying to improve on last season's 5-7 record, still were wearing shorts and t-shirts (head coach Doug Marrone said the team would put shoulder pads on Wednesday and Thursday before going full pads on Friday at Fan Fest) and mainly working on technique, says Syracuse Post-Standard writer Dave Rahme.

"...much time was spent on the technical aspects of each position such as proper hand placement, steps, form and stance as well as installation," wrote Rahme.

For about 45 minutes, Rahme was about to wonder around Syracuse practice and came away with a few observations. Here's some of them in bullet point form:

  • Freshmen kicker Ryan Norton has a big leg and will be an asset on kicksoffs.
  • Freshman tight end Rob Thompson (6-foot-4, 266 pounds) moves well for his size, he also has solid hands.
  • Defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster, last year a JUCO All-American, has good size and is fast: "fast enough to be on the kickoff unit that opens the season Sept. 1 vs. Northwestern in the Carrier Dome," says Rahme.

A more detailed breakdown of practice can be found here.

For more on Syracuse football's preseason camp, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Make sure to visit the SB Nation blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician for much more on the Orange.