Syracuse plans to fire coach Dino Babers after eight seasons with the program, according to 247Sports. Babers finished with a 41-55 record, including a 20-45 mark in ACC play, after an up-and-down tenure with the Orange.
Babers breathed new life into a struggling Syracuse program, leading the Orange to their first 10-win season in 17 years during the 2018 season, his third with the program. He was rewarded with a long-term extension with a hefty buyout that kept him at Syracuse for the last five years.
Consistency during his tenure was a struggle, however. Two years after signing the extension, Syracuse went 1-10 during a miserable pandemic-shortened season, and the Orange missed three straight bowl games from 2019-21. Even during a resurgent 2022, Syracuse started 6-0 and reached No. 14 in the AP Top 25 before going on a five-game losing streak to finish just 7-6. Syracuse once again got off to a strong 4-0 start in 2023. However, the Orange once again collapsed, losing five straight games by a combined 150-34.