Stephen A. Smith isn't known for his college football expertise, but it appears he has an affinity for at least on program: Syracuse. Earlier this season, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers had Smith give a motivational talk to his team.
Ever since, there's been a connection between Stephen A. and the Orange. Smith gave another motivational talk to the Orange, via Twitter.
Here's what he had to say.
"On national television tomorrow afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the Syracuse Orange will stand up. They will rise to the challenge. They will answer the call. They understand what’s at stake. They’re 8-2. They’re destined for a bowl game. But damnit it’s not enough. It’s not enough.
This is what you’ve been waiting for all your life. This is it right here. This moment. Moe Neal you hear me. Dungey you hear me. Slayton you hear me. This is what it’s all about. You waited for this."
Of course, just words don't do it justice, so here's the video as well.
Notre Dame and Syracuse kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.