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Syracuse nearing a dozen departures in last few weeks

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Dino Babers‘ second roster at Syracuse will have a decidedly different look than his first.

On his personal Twitter account, Kendall Moore announced the day after Christmas that he has “officially made the decision to transfer” from the Orange. This past season would’ve been Moore’s last season of eligibility, but he was granted a medical hardship waiver for the 2015 season by the NCAA.

Next season will be the tight end’s final season of eligibility.

Moore started a total of four games in 2014 and 2015, including two of the first three in the latter season before sustaining the season-ending injury that led to the medical waiver. The 6-5, 245-pound senior will finish his ‘Cuse career with 14 catches for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  He caught one of the passes for 15 of the yards in 2016

One of those touchdowns, which came in the opener to the 2014 season, was quite memorable.

Moore becomes one of nearly a dozen Orange players — the Syracuse Post-Standard puts the number at 11 — who have left the program in the last couple of months.

Quarterback Austin Wilson confirmed earlier this month that he would be transferring to Coastal Carolina, while tight end Trey Dunkelberger was the first to leave and ultimately landed at Western Illinois.  In the last week or so,  linebacker Alryk Perry announced that he has transferred to Div. II Valdosta State and defensive tackle Anthony Giudice confirmed a move to FCS Fordham.

In the last month, defensive backs Chauncey Scissum (HERE) and Corey Winfield (HERE) have announced their decisions to transfer.  Offensive lineman Jon Burton, defensive tackle Tyler Cross, running back Jordan Fredericks and wide receiver Kenterius Womack have left the program recently as well.

Fordham the landing spot for ex-‘Cuse DT Anthony Giudice

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  Detail view of ACC logo on Syracuse Orange uniforms before the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack on November 12, 2016 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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Another of the handful of transferring Syracuse Orange football players has found a new college football home.

On his private Instagram account Tuesday, Anthony Giudice announced that he will be continuing his playing career at Fordham. Because the Rams play at the FCS level, the defensive tackle will be permitted to play immediately in 2017.

Giudice played in 14 games the past two seasons, including six in 2016. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

As noted by the Syracuse Post-Standard, Giudice is one of nine Orange players with remaining eligibility who have left the team this offseason.

Quarterback Austin White confirmed over this past weekend that he would be transferring to Coastal Carolina, while tight end Trey Dunkelberger was the first to leave and ultimately landed at Western Illinois.  This week,  linebacker Alryk Perry announced that he has transferred to Div. II Valdosta State.

In the last three weeks, defensive backs Chauncey Scissum (HERE) and Corey Winfield (HERE) have announced their decisions to transfer.  Offensive lineman Jon Burton, defensive tackle Tyler Cross, wide receiver Kenterius Womack have also left the program recently.

Seventh player to transfer from Syracuse in last three months ends up at Div. II school

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Not surprisingly, in the wake of Dino Babers‘ first season at Syracuse, attrition has continued to hit the Orange football program.

In a Facebook posting earlier this month, Alryk Perry announced that he will be transferring from Syracuse and continuing his collegiate playing career elsewhere.  That elsewhere was subsequently confirmed by the Syracuse Post-Standard to be Division II Valdosta State.

The linebacker will be eligible to play immediately in 2017 because he’ll be a graduate transfer as well as moving down a couple of levels.  In the social media missive, however, Perry seemed resigned to his football days coming to an end before Valdosta stepped up.

From elementary to middle school to high (school) and now to college I just can’t seem to finish at the place that I’ve started,” Perry wrote. “Getting to play (Division) 1 football is every player’s dream and I dream of playing for one more year. I’m leaving Syracuse University with a degree and the memories of the amazing times and people so I can’t say I didn’t have a great time here.

“I just know there isn’t anything left (for) me football wise. I’m trying to find one place that will take me for my last year of eligibility as a grad transfer and if that doesn’t happen then I’ll have to hang up the cleats. I’ll forever bleed orange and to those who have shown me support or helped (me) get to this point I thank you. #BleedOrange #GORANGE

Perry had played in just one game during his four seasons with the Orange.  He is, though, at least the seventh player to leave Babers’ team since mid-October.  In the last three weeks, defensive backs Chauncey Scissum (HERE) and Corey Winfield (HERE) have announced their decisions to transfer.  Quarterback Austin White confirmed over this past weekend that he would be transferring to Coastal Carolina, while tight end Trey Dunkelberger was the first to leave and ultimately landed at Western Illinois.  A pair of defensive tackles — Tyler Cross and Anthony Giudice — have also left the program recently.

Syracuse QB Austin White announces transfer to Coastal Carolina

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It turns out there was some more transfer news coming out of Syracuse today. Backup quarterback Austin White has announced, via Twitter, he will be moving on to play his final year of eligibility at Coastal Carolina.

White’s transfer is not unexpected. He had already indicated he would be pursuing other options for his fifth year of eligibility. White appeared in just two games this past fall with Syracuse going with Eric Dungey as the starter and Zack Mahoney having served as the primary backup. Wilson completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 116 yards with two interceptions. The Pennsylvania native will now get a chance to compete for a more significant role with a Coastal Carolina program that will make the move up from the FCS to the FBS in 2017 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Second Syracuse DB stabbed by ex-teammate decides to transfer

SYRACUSE, NY - SEPTEMBER 19:  Anthony Rice #80 of the Central Michigan Chippewas jumps and fails to bring in a touchdown pass attempt as Chauncey Scissum #21 of the Syracuse Orange defends during the first quarter on September 19, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chauncey Scissum; Anthony Rice
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For the second time in three weeks, a Syracuse Orange football player involved in a rather traumatic offseason situation has decided to continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere.

On social media Friday, Chauncey Scissum announced that he has decided to transfer out of the Orange football program. Scissum will be moving on as a graduate transfer, and could use his final season of eligibility in 2017 at another FBS school.

Scissum was one of two ‘Cuse defensive backs who were stabbed by a former Orange defensive back, Naesean Howard, in a frightening incident this past April.

Howard allegedly went into an unprompted and abrupt “rage” shortly after showing up at an on-campus barbecue celebrating an SU student’s birthday, first stabbing Scissum near his jaw. Corey Winfield, one of a handful of ‘Cuse football players in attendance, intervened on his teammate’s behalf and was stabbed multiple times in the arms, chest and ribs.

Winfield announced in late November that he too would be transferring.

Because of the ongoing recovery from the injuries sustained in the attack, Scissum played in just six games this past season. He played in 12 the year before, starting seven of those contests.