Syracuse football coach Dino Babers has given us a few nice little quips since he was named the team’s head football coach in December. However, the boisterous Orange coach outdid himself on Monday when he colorfully described Notre Dame’s football team while speaking with the media.
The Irish recently suffered their second consecutive loss, and dropped to 1-3 on the season, after being upset by Duke 38-35 on Saturday.
While Notre Dame may have a losing record, Babers said he thinks their recent woes will only make them an even more dangerous opponent – and used some interesting language to make sure that point got across.
“We're going to get an angry momma bear that's been wounded, that's going to be fighting, clawing and coming out with all they have,” Babers said. “I really wish they wouldn't have done anything and wish they had won the game last week. We're going to get their best shot. There's no doubt.”
Notre Dame opened the season ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press’ rankings, before losing 50-47 in double-overtime to Texas in week one. The Irish rebounded with a dominating 39-10 win over Nevada before consecutive losses to Michigan State and Duke, respectively.
Syracuse and Notre Dame last met two years ago, when the No. 8 ranked Irish defeated the Orange 31-15. Just like this week’s matchup, that game was also held at MetLife Stadium.
Check out Babers’ entire press conference below.