Dino Babers fired after eight seasons as Syracuse head coach

Dino Babers is out after eight seasons at Syracuse, the school confirmed on Sunday. Babers went 41-55 (20-45 ACC) overall, and 17-19 (7-16 ACC) over the last three years.

“Thanks to Dino’s leadership,” AD John Wildhack said in a statement, “our student-athletes have performed at the highest levels in the classroom, have dedicated countless hours to supporting our communities and have gone on to achieve great success, both professionally and personally. As we embark on a change in leadership at the helm of Syracuse football, on behalf of Syracuse University I thank Coach Babers for his leadership, character and dedication, and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The Orange jumped out to fast, undefeated starts in each of the last two seasons but ultimately fell back to the middle of the pack both times, including a current stretch in which they have lost six of seven after a 4-0 start.

Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, with the Orange (5-6) hosting Wake Forest (4-7) this week with a chance to gain bowl eligibility. Campanile joined the program this year after spending five years at Rutgers, including an eight-game run as the Knights’ interim head coach in 2019 (1-7).


credit to Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports for the image