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Syracuse is next on the USF schedule, but the Orange may be looking beyond that. A group of former Syracuse players, including fullback Ron Konrad, are lobbying for coach Greg Robinson to be fired and replaced by Florida offensive line coach Steve Addazio, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

The group has sent a letter to the school’s president and athletic director recommending Addazio, an assistant for the Orange from 1995-98.

It reads, in part: “During our group discussions regarding coaching candidates, we have consistently arrived at one individual who as a head coach at Syracuse would fill the critical needs of the program addressed above … (Steve Addazio). He has built a reputation as a tremendous recruiter and a passionate motivator.

“Addazio has helped organize some of the most potent nonconventional offenses in college football, including Florida’s national championship season and Syracuse’s Big East championship and BCS seasons. … Considering his past ties to the university, he may come with a reasonable price tag.”

Konrad also says in the letter he has not spoken with Addazio and does not know if he’s interested in the job.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Saturday, October 4, 2008 7:27pm]

    

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