Interview: New SU coach Dino Babers talks to NewsChannel 9

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New Syracuse University football coach Dino Babers sat down with NewsChannel 9 Sports Director Steve Infanti this week.

Babers is arriving at SU after a successful stint at the helm of the Bowling Green program, where he went 17-9.

Babers talked to Infanti about himself not only as a coach, but also as a person.

In 2015, Babers’ Falcons were No. 3 in offense in the nation. Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson leads the NCAA in passing with more than 4,400 yards and 41 touchdowns. Meanwhile, he’s thrown just six interceptions.

Overall, he has a 36-16 record as a head coach.

Babers has been coaching at the college level since 1984.

A California native, he played his college football at Hawaii.

Babers spent four years learning the coaching trade at the foot of Art Briles, who forged Baylor into a national power.

While at Baylor, Babers coached Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III.

He also turned East Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo into an NFL draft pick.
 

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