Dino Babers is starting the most important year of his tenure at Syracuse. With only one winning season under his belt in six years, there's pressure to get it right again.
Two days into spring camp, things are in high gear and there's been lots of change.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers has added a pair of former Virginia coaches to his staff, hiring Robert Anae as offensive coordinator and Jason Beck as quarterbacks coach.
Both served in those positions for the Cavaliers for six years under coach Bronco Mendenhall, who suddenly resigned four weeks ago.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers has hired Bob Ligashesky as the Orange’s special teams coordinator, the team announced Thursday.
Ligashesky spent the 2021 season at Bowling Green in the same position and before that was Illinois' special teams coordinator from 2016-20.
Coach Dino Babers will return for the 2022 season, his seventh, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said Monday.
The announcement came a day after Babers fired three assistants, including offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert after just two seasons.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers began revamping his staff Sunday, announcing that offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert is out after just two years on the job.
Tight ends coach Reno Ferri and defensive line coach Reno Ferri also will not be retained.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse running back Sean Tucker says he'll make a decision about his future after the season but believes he’ll return to the Orange in 2022.
“I believe a lot I’m going to be here,” Tucker told reporters Tuesday, adding that a coaching change could alter his plans.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It was a slog for the Syracuse offense in the first half. Four false starts. Zero points. Just six first downs and 118 yards.
Then Sean Tucker, the nation's leading rusher, broke one up the middle for a 51-yard score midway through the third quarter Saturday and Syracuse (5-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) was on the way to a 21-6 win over longtime rival Boston College (4-4, 0-4 ACC).
Syracuse has been living on the edge for most of the season and, in retrospect, that's been good for the team's psyche.
“We know that we’re able to play with and compete against everybody,” senior defensive lineman Cody Roscoe said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — One wears No. 16, the other 34, though a lot of Syracuse fans wish that latter digit was 10 greater.
A year after the Orange suffered through an injury-riddled season that saddled them with 10 losses, new quarterback Garrett Shrader — he's No.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Garrett Shrader rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two, including one to Damien Alford with 19 seconds left, to lift Syracuse to a 41-36 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito announced Sunday night on social media that he’s entering the transfer portal.
In a post on Twitter, the redshirt junior wrote that he was grateful to the university and all the teammates he played with.
Syracuse already has tripled its win total from a year ago and freshman linebacker Marlowe Wax likes what he's been seeing.
“I feel like the offense week in and week out keeps getting better,” Wax said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse wide receiver Taj Harris plans to transfer.
Orange coach Dino Babers confirmed Monday that the junior has decided to enter the transfer portal. Babers said he spoke to Harris before Saturday's game at Florida State and afterward.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Syracuse has matched its best opening month of the football season since Dino Babers took over the program in 2016.
Florida State, meanwhile, has endured its worst September since 1973, losing its first four games.
Last year after Liberty beat Syracuse in the Carrier Dome with no fans to witness it, the Flames decided to savor their first-ever win over an Atlantic Coast Conference foe by going back on the field afterward and snapping a few photos.
A season that started with a measure of promise for Syracuse suddenly has hit the skids.
The Orange's season-opening win at Ohio seemed like a distant memory after Saturday's 17-7 loss to Rutgers in the first game with fans in the Carrier Dome in 650 days.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Rutgers took advantage of two Syracuse second-half miscues and downed the Orange 17-7 Saturday.
An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Syracuse (1-1) coach Dino Babers after he disputed a personal foul call on Orange linebacker Mikel Jones gave Rutgers (2-0) a first down on the Syracuse 11.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Sean Tucker set a career high with 181 rushing yards and a touchdown as Syracuse pulled away from Ohio in the second half for a 29-9 win in its season opener on Saturday.
The Orange scored nine points in the first quarter and never looked back.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers acknowledges he doesn't sleep much during the season and grabs naps whenever and wherever he can. Lots on his mind these days.
After an injury-plagued season that featured too many losses — 10 in 11 games — the pressure is on, with not much margin for error as Babers begins his sixth season at the helm.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dino Babers begins his sixth season at Syracuse with doubters all around as he strives to resurrect the success the Orange had three years ago.
That's a tall task for a team that finished 1-10 overall and 1-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season and is picked to come in last in the Atlantic Division, with the starting quarterback not yet settled.
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Second-year head coach Dino Babers has excelled in taking a Syracuse offense that was anything but exciting in previous years and turning it into one of the most exciting offenses in the country.
The former Baylor assistant coach brought his high-flying, pass-heavy, up-tempo offense to upstate New York after stints as head coach at Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green.