Nathaniel Hackett

April 8, 2013 - 9:10am
Linebacker Marquis Spruill and wide receiver Jarrod West fill the leadship void on defense and offense.

As the Syracuse Orange took to the Carrier Dome for spring practice on Sunday, the question surrounding the team is which player will elevate his performance as a new era of Syracuse football begins.

In the meantime, head coach Scott Shafer was busy observing his defense handle the offense in stride during the course of the two-hour practice.

January 9, 2013 - 1:22am
After former SU head football coach Doug Marrone left the Orange to coach the Buffalo Bills, it seems as though his offensive coordinator at Syracuse, Nathaniel Hackett, will run the Bills' offense next season

The Syracuse football coaching carousel continues. Only a few days removed from the news that former Syracuse head football coach Doug Marrome decided to leave for the NFL, it seems as though another integral part of SU's dominant offense will be going with him.

August 4, 2012 - 9:13pm
Heading into his fourth season, Head Coach Doug Marrone maintains that playing time will be earned throughout camp.

Syracuse University football’s media day cleared up any concerns that were left to the imagination before players and coaches reported to training camp Saturday morning.

Head coach Doug Marrone, his staff and the players stressed one point above all as the season kicked into gear with the annual media day.

“The depth chart is a starting point. After that first snap, it’s competition, and our players know that,” Marrone said....

August 31, 2010 - 11:17pm
SU's football team looks to lean on its running attack to help spark the offense.

With the 2010 season just days away, Syracuse University's new offensive playcaller Nathaniel Hackett is clear about the offensive plan of attack: SU is going to run the ball.

“We want to be a tough team. We want to come out and say, ‘Hey, you’re going to have to play football. The old-school, let’s get down to it, Syracuse Orange, running-back U,’” said Hackett, SU's quarterbacks coach. “The greatest quarterbacks had an awesome run game.

"A lot of people have kind of gotten away from that, and I think it’s going to be fun to run the ball.”