Syracuse Names Greg Paulus Starting QB – College Football Betting

College football betting at the sports book on Syracuse should be interesting this season as the Orange will have former Duke point guard Greg Paulus as their starting quarterback.

Paulus won the starting job at Syracuse after transferring and getting a waiver from the NCAA to play football as a graduate student. Those making a college football bet will definitely be following Syracuse this season.

College football betting at the sportsbook has the Orange a 6.5 point underdog in their home opener against Minnesota in a game that can be seen on ESPN 2. While Paulus has not played football in a while he was a record-setting quarterback in high school. He played for Christian Brothers High School and led them to the state Class AA championship. He holds the New York state records for passing yards in a season, passing yards in a career, touchdown passes in a season and in a career as college football betting stats indicated.

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone announced the decision to start Paulus on Monday. College football betting tells us that Paulus beat out senior Cam Dantley who was last year’s starter and two others including redshirt freshman Ryan Nassib. College football bet info shows it was Nassib who was named the starter during spring practice. Paulus will have senior Mike Williams to throw to and that will help him. Williams missed last season due to academic problems but he has caught a TD pass in nine straight games, longest in the country as college football bet shows.

College football betting tells us that Syracuse went 3-9 last season but hopes are high with rookie coach Doug Marrone and now with Paulus at quarterback. Marrone has his work cut out for him but he enters a situation that could be a good one. Syracuse was simply a disaster in college football betting under former head coach Greg Robinson so they have nowhere to go but up. Marrone has already put his stamp on the team, turning it from a country club atmosphere to a hard working no-nonsense locker room. He already got rid of 16 players as college football bet numbers indicate.

He is turning Syracuse football into something that won’t be a joke anymore in college football betting. It may take time but Marrone is on the right track. "It's real intense. We're all working harder than we were before," said All-Big East defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who expects to be a force again after recovering from a torn pectoral muscle during the offseason. "Everyone is improving. People are getting better."