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Pressure Not a Concern for Syracuse's Paulus

September 1, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ? He still hasn't taken a snap in a college football game, but the central figure in this season's greatest experiment already has pulled off at least one improbable feat.

Former Duke basketball player Greg Paulus has made Syracuse football relevant again.

This once-proud program is 10-37 ? tied for the fifth-worst mark of any Football Bowl Subdivision school ? since winning a share of the Big East title in 2004. But that won't stop curious fans from watching the Orange's season opener Saturday against Minnesota to see whether Paulus makes a successful transition from point guard to quarterback.

Paulus, the 2004 Gatorade national...

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