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Tim Lester has held his new duties for barely a month, but the Syracuse offensive coordinator will return to the position next season, head coach Scott Shafer said this week.

Lester was promoted from quarterbacks coach after George McDonald was demoted from offensive coordinator/assistant head coach to wide receivers coach.

"For me, it's midstream so he's fighting to work with the initial part of the offense," Shafer said when asked to assess Lester's performance through four games, according to Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey. "When we get to the offseason, his opportunity to rebuild the offense the way we see fit will be key."

Lester was not thrown into the most ideal of situations, as the Orange offense has suffered several key injuries and is currently starting true freshman AJ Long.

Syracuse has its hands full this week as it readies to host 7-1 Duke, as the Orange need to win out to go to a bowl game for the second straight year under Shafer.

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