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Dino Babers

Discussion in 'Syracuse Orange' started by jonvi, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. jonvi

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    Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs



    Eastern Illinois Panthers (Ohio Valley Conference)



    2012 Eastern Illinois 7–5 6–1 1st L FCS First Round

    2013 Eastern Illinois 12–2 8–0 1st L FCS Quarterfinal


    Eastern Illinois: 19–7 14–1



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    2014 Bowling Green 8–6 5–3 1st (East) W Camellia

    2015 Bowling Green 10–3 7–1 1st (East) GoDaddy*


    Bowling Green: 18–9 12–4




    Babers began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Hawaii in 1984. From there, Babers coached at numerous schools highlighted by offensive coordinator positions at both Arizona and Texas A&M as well as an assistant head coach position with UCLA. After four years as an assistant at Baylor, on December 9, 2011, Babers was named as the new head football coach at Eastern Illinois University to replace Bob Spoo.[2] In two seasons at Eastern Illinois, the Panthers made the playoffs both times[1] while being led by QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who would later become a 2nd round 2014 NFL Draft pick.

    On December 18, 2013, Babers was hired as the new head coach at Bowling Green following the departure of previous Falcons' coach Dave Clawson to Wake Forest.[3] Babers led Bowling Green to the 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship. [4]

    On December 5, 2015 Babers became the head coach at Syracuse.

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    He promises an uptempo offense that will bring excitement back to SU Football. All reports of the spring game point to exactly that. They ran 155 plays in 100 minutes of playing time. There were 8 TD's as a result of full field drives and 5 more on red zone work where the offense was given the ball inside the 20.

    This does bring into question the state of the defense....which had a lot of trouble with the hurry up offense that was being run.

    Overall....I expect to see some improvement over a 3 - 9 season. But I don't think they make 500 either. Dungey is prone to taking big hits having to sit out a couple of games last year with concussion(s). The lack of overall size and depth will hurt SU again this year.

    And an uptempo offense is a double edge sword. I don't think the SU D is up to the challenge of being on the field 3/4s of a game. Again size and depth being the issue.