Notre Dame football: If Drew Pyne transfers, what are 5 possible landing spots?
Going to Syracuse might seem like an odd choice. Head coach Dino Babers is only 28-40 at Syracuse, with one winning season in 2018. They’re also in upstate New York, where winters are brutal, the football program is overshadowed by basketball at times, and you’re not likely to win anything substantive.
At a glance, it doesn’t make sense.
However, there are two key reasons why Drew Pyne might want to go and play for Syracuse. The first is Dino Babers himself, and his offensive system. The second is the opportunity to play right away.
Stylistically, Pyne is a perfect for Babers’ offense. This is a fast-paced offense that requires a quarterback to make a quick decision and throw quick passes. It will require the occasional deep ball to keep the defense honest, and its best run by an athletic and mobile quarterback. This plays into Pyne’s skill set, as he can run well and easily make a pre-snap read.
Syracuse is also going to offer a lot of great playing time. Their current quarterback, Garrett Shrader isn’t bad, but no one would accuse him of being good either. He certainly runs well, but the passing game under Shrader struggles. Expect Syracuse to go looking for an upgrade here before too long.
So, in a lot of respects, Syracuse is a great fit for Pyne.