Well, it’s only Tuesday and already my colleagues at South Florida want to know who I’m rooting for this weekend when SU kicks off the homecoming festivities against USF on Saturday. Quite frankly, I’m a New Yorker now, so I should be wearing Orange, right? But after USF just upset No. 18 Florida State last weekend (in front of a home crowd of 83,524) with South Florida’s star quarterback Matt Grothe sidelined for the season, I’m curious to see what happens. Plus, it’s Syracuse’s first Big East Conference game of the season, and SU is coming in with a 2-2 record for the first time since 2006! But, USF is 4-0, and no Syracuse football team has never defeated a South Florida football team, ever.
As Jay-Z raps in Empire State of Mind, “Came here for school, graduated to the high life.”