Syracuse fires head coach Babers

Syracuse announced Sunday that it has fired head coach Dino Babers.

Babers spent the past eight seasons at the helm of the Orange football program.

“I appreciate everything Dino, his wife Susan, and their family have done over the last eight years for Syracuse Athletics, Syracuse University and most importantly, our student-athletes,” Syracuse athletics director John Wildhack stated in a release. “Thanks to Dino’s leadership, 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.”

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Babers compiled a 41-55 record since taking over as head coach prior to the 2016 season.

The Orange have a 5-6 record this season, and they’re tied for last in the Atlantic Coast Conference.