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Syracuse Football: Orange Coach Dino Babers Chats with SiriusXM College Sports Nation

Coach hasn't said a lot lately, but shared plenty this morning.

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We haven't heard a ton from Syracuse Orange football coach Dino Babers since his introduction in December and last week's Carrier Dome address. But he did hop onto SiriusXM College Sports Nation this morning, and on-air, he ended up sharing more than he has in just about any other interview.

Stephen Bailey grabbed a ton of the highlights both on Twitter and, so I'd recommend checking those out. For our purposes here, however, here's what stuck out:

It wasn't easy leaving Bowling Green

(though it probably helped that he got to bring most of his assistants along with him to Syracuse)

On the coaching staff

All of that checks out, since the team spent more time than most thought naming support staff slots (not a bad thing), and took nearly a month to fill out all the full-time coaching staff spots. He even considered former Orange defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, whom he coached with at UCLA. But the move wouldn't have made much sense for Chuck, as an assistant here instead of a DC.

Dino's system

He told SiriusXM:

"I really believe we can. In some ways, the offense recruits itself, but you do need speed. When you're playing in the ACC, you've got Clemson playing in the national championship game. You've got Florida State playing in the national championship game. If you're talking about the Power-5 conferences, there's one thing for sure: if you wan't to get into the championship game, the route may go through the ACC."

New tight ends coach Reno Ferri's also a new challenge for Babers as a head coach:

And of course, recruiting:

Babers feels just like you when it comes to all the recent changes...

Check out Bailey's piece (linked above) for a bit more from the interview.