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Syracuse Football: Dino Babers really does not like people who eat grapes

If you ever run into Dino Babers, pray you're not eating grapes when it happens.

Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

We're a full week into 2016 Syracuse Orange football fall practice and Dino Babers is getting his team prepared for the grueling schedule ahead.

He also seems to really dislike people who enjoy the taste of grapes.

He introduced us to his fruit-related concerns back during ACC Kickoff.

He doubled down when asked about the challenges that come with being a dome team that will have to head south to play outdoors. Babers isn't too worried about all those grape-eaters.

"We’re getting ready to play all those guys that are eating grapes down in the South."

Saturday, Babers talked about how the team's first scrimmage in the Dome went and sure enough the thing he was most excited about was SU's lack of grape appreciation.

"I thought the tempo was extremely good. I thought it was physical. There was some good hitting out there, which is important when you're trying to get ready for a tough conference like the ACC. It was nice and humid in the Carrier Dome, just the way we like it. Although we didn't have the sun in our face and grapes in our mouth, I thought we got better today."

If you make it out to any Syracuse football games this season and Dino Babers happens to look up at you in the crowd, do yourself a favor and make sure you're not snacking on any grapes. It's the easiest way to lose his respect.