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Shocker: Paulus named Orange starter

A little less than five years removed from his last competitive game of football, and five months after finishing up his senior season as a point guard on Duke’s basketball team, Greg Paulus has been officially named as Syracuse’s starting quarterback.

We’ll leave it up to you as to whether that’s an indictment on the Orange football program or a triumph of Paulus’ superior athletic ability.

Regardless, head coach Doug Marrone made the announcement following last night’s practice.

Redshirt freshman Ryan Nassib was named the starting quarterback exiting spring practice.  However, that was before Paulus announced in the middle of May that he would attend Syracuse.

Paulus was the Gatorade national high school player of the year as a quarterback at a high school near the ‘Cuse campus, and he had multiple football scholarships thrown at his feet, but he opted for to go the hardwood route and accepted one from Duke.

Before deciding on Syracuse, Paulus flirted briefly with both Michigan and Nebraska.

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1 Response to “Shocker: Paulus named Orange starter”
  1. Ducks getting some hoops help at WR | CollegeFootballTalk says: Apr 9, 2014 10:08 PM

    […] While Loyd played four seasons of basketball in Eugene in four years, he still maintains one year of athletic eligibility as he didn’t use a redshirt season. In 2009, Greg Paulus used the same “loophole” in moving on from being a Duke point guard to starting quarterback at Syracuse. […]

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