I think Syracuse has ADD.
First they change their nickname from the Orangemen to the Orange. OK, I get it, they had to be more PC. Then, they decide to overhaul their jerseys, deciding that ugly is better than good-looking. Included in this jersey overhaul were an all-orange monstrosity and numbers on the helmet, ala Alabama. Then, just a year later, they do away with the numbers on the helmet and debuted what you see above.
Personally, I would have liked to seen the "S" a little bigger. That way we could see it from space.