Syracuse Suspends DB McIntosh


Junior cornerback Ian McIntosh, part of Syracuse's struggling defensive secondary, was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday by the team.

McIntosh, victimized repeatedly in last Thursday night's loss at North Carolina State, was disciplined for "a violation of team rules," coach Paul Pasqualoni said in a release.

McIntosh, who has started three games this season, has 17 tackles through four games.

Pasqualoni said Monday that the secondary would be revamped for Saturday night's game against Cincinnati (0-5).

Jason Poles will move from strong safety to free safety, and free safety Phil Nash will get a look at cornerback. With McIntosh out of the picture, that means David Byrd and Will Allen, who was injured earlier in the season, will vie for the other starting cornerback job. Redshirt freshmen Charles Burton and J.R. Johnson will compete for the strong safety slot.

Syracuse, ranked No. 11 before a 38-17 loss to the Wolfpack that dropped it 13 slots in the rankings, has allowed just under 200 yards passing per game. North Carolina State's Jamie Barnette threw for 282 yards and one touchdown, averaging 20 yards per completion.

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