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Syracuse spring football is underway

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm •  Published: March 28, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Spring football practice is underway for the Syracuse Orange.

Practice began Tuesday and ends April 19 with the annual spring game in the Carrier Dome.

The Orange went through drills the first two days without pads, and coach Scott Shafer said the offense was strong early on third day.

There's a lot of work to do.

Syracuse lost 19 players from the Texas Bowl-winning team, including captains Jay Bromley, Macky MacPherson, Jerome Smith and Marquis Spruill. And Shafer's staff includes two new faces — offensive line coach Joe Adam, former head coach at Elmhurst College, and tight ends coach Bobby Acosta, former head coach at Widener.