In 2010, Syracuse achieved its first winning seasons since 2001. After a rough four years under coach Gregg Robinson, Doug Marrone has changed the morale of the Orange in just two seasons.
Just how far can Syracuse go in 2011? Were they a one-hit wonder last season? Time will tell.
But for the first time in nearly a decade, Syracuse football has become relevant again. Syracuse's basketball and lacrosse teams are no longer the only hot tickets in town.
Here are six reasons why the Orange can contend once again in 2011.