Bulls fall to 19 and 20 in polls
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‚Äôs president and athletic director recommending Addazio, an assistant for the Orange from 1995-98.
It reads, in part: ‚ÄúDuring 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 ‚Ä¶ (Steve Addazio). He has built a reputation as a tremendous recruiter and a passionate motivator.
‚ÄúAddazio has helped organize some of the most potent nonconventional offenses in college football, including Florida‚Äôs national championship season and Syracuse‚Äôs Big East championship and BCS seasons. ‚Ä¶ Considering his past ties to the university, he may come with a reasonable price tag.‚Äù
Konrad also says in the letter he has not spoken with Addazio and does not know if he‚Äôs interested in the job.
Antonya English, Times staff writer