The college football coaching dominos keep falling with the end of the regular season nearing, and the most recent move unfolded Sunday when Syracuse fired Dino Babers just before the end of his eighth season with the program.
Babers compiled a 41-55 record, including 20-45 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, with the Orange after taking over their program in 2016.
He coached his last game Saturday night — when Syracuse lost to Georgia Tech, 31-22, and operated mostly without quarterback Garrett Shrader for a third consecutive week, turning its offense into a mostly one-dimensional unit.
Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile will coach the Orange for their final regular season game against Wake Forest, with Syracuse needing a win to become bowl-eligible at 6-6.
“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 Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement. “Thanks to Dino’s leadership, our student-athletes have performed at the highest levels in the classroom, have dedicated…
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