Since SU is a private school, you’ll never really know the details of a Syracuse Orange coach’s contract. Tax forms will reveal compensation figures a year or two later. But you don’t really get much around the length of extensions and all of that without some sort of leak.
If one official Syracuse graphic from Tuesday is to be believed, we may have gotten just that around Dino Babers’s contract extension to coach Orange football.
Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink spotted the original graphic posted yesterday, which called out an extension through 2024. That post (which appeared on director of player personnel Landan Salem’s Twitter feed) was later taken down in favor of an updated version from Orange assistant Kim McCloud. As Mink points out, there’s little reason to question the accuracy of the original. But SU did tell him the original was deleted due to a mistake.
That mistake, potentially, is sharing the actual extension length — and/or maybe the wrong/updated number around the Dome renovation cost (from $118 million to $128 million). Syracuse’s recent history has indicated a move away from these sorts of mistakes (save this season’s Buddy Boeheim jersey typo). Still, it’s tough to think that the 2024 date was seemingly just pulled out of thin air.
In any case, it’s nice that Dino is potentially set for a long time on the Hill.
That, plus the rest of your Syracuse-related links below:
When Syracuse University announced in December that football coach Dino Babers accepted a long-term contract extension, it gave no indication how long that meant. A new recruiting graphic surfaced Tuesday and provided a date. Babers’ contract runs through the 2024 season.
“It’s been stressful for him and for me as well just because I know how much he loves Syracuse and how much he wants to be there,” Appiah said. “Him not being there in January was heavy on him. It was just trying to keep him focused, saying ‘just because you’re not there in January, you’re going to be there in a few months, so just stay on course.’”
The ACC now has two talented Brissetts, Dejon (UR transfer at UVA) and Oshae (Syracuse) (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“When he’s doing his thing, and he’s on TV, it kind of motivates me to do my thing as well,” Dejon told the Times-Dispatch before last season. “The fact that he could be playing in the NBA, it’s [inspiring] for me. He’s very successful, and I’m proud of him. It makes me want to do the same thing.”
2019 NBA Draft scouting report: Tyus Battle (Peachtree Hoops)
Perhaps the most critical area of Battle’s game that NBA teams will have to examine closely is his ability to defend. This is an area where, again, Battle looks the part. He has the size, length and solid build to defend on the wing. He is not afraid to play with physicality and he generally works hard on the defensive end of the court. However, as Syracuse primarily plays a zone scheme on defense, scouts will have limited tape to review when assessing his potential as a man-to-man defender.
Next, the hope is that in 15 and 16 years, the teams that have historically been dominant remain so into the future. The Tigers’ blueprint includes scheduling two nonconference Power 5 opponents a year if possible. Oklahoma makes perfect sense from that perspective now, given the Sooners’ national championship history, back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners and three College Football Playoff berths in five years.
The back story on UCLA’s long, strange search for a basketball coach (Los Angeles Times)
The blind confidence of drafting Daniel Jones (SB Nation)