For a team that won just five games last year, and only one inside the Big East, it's hard to envision much improvement with a decent amount of the same pieces on both sides of the ball. That doesn't even take into account the loss of first-round pick Chandler Jones.
Syracuse enters Doug Marrone's fourth season in search of answers, in what could be their final season in the Big East.
With that being said, I actually do believe that the Orange could show some improvement and make their way back to a bowl game.
Let's take a look at three reasons why.