SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse quarterback Charley Loeb is a self-described football junkie. That explains why he knows all about Todd Philcox, the Orange's starting quarterback two years before Loeb was born.
Philcox was a rare breed, starting only during his final year at Syracuse because a guy named Don McPherson was firmly entrenched. The wait was worth it: Philcox was 141 of 234 for 2,076 yards and 16 TDs with 11 interceptions in 1988, becoming one of only seven quarterbacks at Syracuse to throw for more than 2,000 yards. He went on to play for nearly a decade in the NFL.
Loeb's career path is similar. He's watched both Greg Paulus in 2009 and then Ryan Nassib excel at the position for the Orange, who have two bowl wins in the past three years. This is Loeb's final year of eligibility, and he's vying with John Kinder and Terrel Hunt for the starting job.
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Army vs. Navy Prediction After Navy has won 14 consecutive games in the series, will Army pull off the upset today at M&T Bank Stadium at 3:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Army vs. Navy Pick As tradition in college football, the final regular season game will be played between Army and Navy this Saturday. Will the game be high-scoring?
Thumbnail CFB Bowl Game Las Vegas Odds The College Football Bowl Season is upon us. Here is a look at what Las Vegas thinks of this year’s games.
Thumbnail Heisman Trophy Odds   Another Heisman Trophy winner will be announced on Saturday. Here is a look at the odds to take home the trophy.
Thumbnail College Football Bowl Game Odds With the entire 2016-17 Bowl Schedule set, here is a look at the opening odds for each of the postseason games.

NCAAF Team Pages