Greg Paulus Is SU's New Starter

Tyler AveryContributor IAugust 18, 2009

ATLANTA - MARCH 14:  Greg Paulus #3 of the Duke Blue Devils walks upcourt against the Maryland Terrapins during the semifinals of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 14, 2009 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It was announced today per that Greg Paulus would start at quarterback this upcoming football season for the Orange. Paulus spent the past four seasons at Duke playing  basketball.

This move comes as a head scratcher to many, granted he was the former New York State player of the year for football and was one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks before choosing to play for Coach K at Duke University.

Once his four years of eligibility passed, Paulus chose to get a special waiver from the NCAA to play one season of football at Syracuse University. Coach Doug Marrone believed that Paulus was a capable player and could make an impact this season. We will find out come this fall.

I for one don't believe he will, as Paulus hasn't so much as played a pickup game of football (or so he says) in four years. The quarterback posistion is one that you need to work on constantly or else you will get ripped apart by even the weakest of defenses.

As a fan, I will watch every Saturday rooting for Paulus to lead the Orange back to mediocrity. Good luck Greg. You're going to need it.