Paulus to Syracuse | Sports
Sports
INDY Week's sports blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on | Add on  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paulus to Syracuse

Posted by on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Like many college graduates this year Greg Paulus is headed back home, but it's doubtful he'll be living in his parents' basement in Syracuse, N.Y.

After playing point guard in the ACC for four years, Paulus announced today in a teleconference that he will suit up for Syracuse and study either business or communications.

"Syracuse has a lot of great things about it," Paulus said. "My gut and my heart told me Syracuse was the best place for me."

The Orange have two seniors -- Cameron Dantley and Andrew Robinson -- at the quarterback position but freshman Ryan Nassib won the starting job in spring practice.

Dantley started for the Orange last year and compiled 1,298 yards passing and 11 touchdowns. He was sacked 24 times and completed only 48 percent of pass attempts.

Syracuse went 3-9 in 2008 and finished 113th out of the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in passing yards.

Insert Paulus, who likely based much of this decision on the fact that he can step in and start immediately. His workout with the Green Bay Packers indicates an interest in the NFL since a career in the NBA is doubtful after a somewhat disappointing career at Duke.

"This is kind of a course that is unexpected," Paulus said. "I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to do it."

Paulus led his high school team to a 42-3 record and set several state passing records but turned down football for an opportunity to play for Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.

"I do not have any guarantees," Paulus said about starting for coach Doug Marrone and the Orange. "I'm going to have to learn along the way."

After starting for three seasons as Duke's point guard, Paulus was benched in favor of Jon Scheyer and freshman Elliot Williams more than halfway through last season.

Once the season was over, Paulus explored the option of playing football professionally before officially visiting Michigan, Syracuse and Nebraska.

Tags:

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Sports



Twitter Activity

Comments

"In 1838 battle that killed 3,000 Zulus in a single day."

Do you even know what these Zulus were …

by newsupdate24 on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Nice slander piece, bum. No one is forcing you or anyone else to watch him play. Grow up. You and …

by D1 on Grayson Allen Is Still a Dirtbag and Other Notes from a Strange ACC Semifinal (Sports)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

"In 1838 battle that killed 3,000 Zulus in a single day."

Do you even know what these Zulus were …

by newsupdate24 on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Nice slander piece, bum. No one is forcing you or anyone else to watch him play. Grow up. You and …

by D1 on Grayson Allen Is Still a Dirtbag and Other Notes from a Strange ACC Semifinal (Sports)

The article is laughable. It was written by a very obvious UNC fan. Grayson Allen is a competitive college athlete …

by Robert Hawkins on Grayson Allen Is Still a Dirtbag and Other Notes from a Strange ACC Semifinal (Sports)

Professor Clairborne is a hero and role model extraordinaire. I have enjoyed reading about his early journey as a student …

by Alfred Duckett on C.B. Claiborne on being Duke's first black basketball player (Sports)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation