Syracuse Football: Dino Babers has led Orange to ‘ineptitude,’ report says

Syracuse football, Dino Babers (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Syracuse football, Dino Babers (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

A recent article from a national media outlet detailed seven head coaches under the most pressure ahead of the 2022 season, and Syracuse football boss Dino Babers is included in this piece.

The story from CBS Sports college football writer Barrett Sallee makes clear that “this is not necessarily a list of coaches on the hot seat,” as head coaches noted in this article are included by Sallee for a variety of reasons.

That being said, Sallee did write in part about the Syracuse football head coach, “Babers was hired by the Orange to lead them to ACC prominence but has led them to ineptitude instead.”

Ouch. Hey, I’m a big fan of Babers as a person, but his six-year tenure on the Hill reflects a 29-43 overall mark, with just one winning term.

Syracuse football, led by Dino Babers, will aim for a bowl game in 2022, but it won’t prove easy.

I’ve gone on record in saying more than once that I believe Babers has to reach six victories and a bowl game during the 2022 stanza. Otherwise, as much as it pains me to say this, I think that it may prove time for a head-coaching change in Central New York.

"More from the CBS Sports piece. “Once considered an offensive wizard, Syracuse hasn’t averaged more than 400 yards per game since 2018 and finished 11th in the ACC with 366.5 yards per game last year. Syracuse is a hard sell for prospects outside of the region, but it shouldn’t be an ACC cellar-dweller either.”"

Personally, I feel that the ‘Cuse will contend for a post-season bowl berth in 2022, although the team’s schedule in the upcoming campaign is pretty darn brutal.

Syracuse football appears to have solid depth at quarterback. The Orange boasts a star running back in Sean Tucker. The secondary should be stellar.

The 2022 recruiting class is a tad underrated, in my humble opinion, and I envision the special-teams group to be much better than it performed a season ago.

The ‘Cuse has a cadre of new assistant coaches who, hopefully, will help bring the squad back to bowl-game contention. Of course, though, there are questions marks in several aspects of the 2022 roster, such as overall depth and size, the wide-receivers’ unit, and the lines on both ends of the field.

It’s understandable that many Orange fans want to see a new head coach guiding this team. It’s understandable the position that Sallee took in his CBS Sports story.

I’ll remain optimistic for now. We’ll see how things transpire in a few months’ time. Let’s hope that Dino Babers can lead Syracuse football to at least a half-dozen triumphs in 2022.

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