Dino Babers signs long-term contract with Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has signed football coach Dino Babers to a contract extension, the school announced Wednesday night.

Details of the deal were not revealed, but the school said in a news release that the contract will keep Babers, in his third season, at the “helm of the program well into the future.”

Syracuse finished the regular season 9-3 and ranked No. 17. The Orange also appeared in all six releases of the College Football Playoff rankings and are seeking just the seventh 10-win season in school history. They are headed to the Camping World Bowl, where they will play No. 15 West Virginia in their first postseason appearance in five years.

Babers, a finalist for national coach of the year, shared coach of the year honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.

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Babers was named the 30th football coach at Syracuse in 2015. The Orange finished 4-8 in each of his first two seasons.

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