Babers prepares Syracuse for second year jump
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Babers prepares Syracuse for second year jump

Barbers' last two teams improved dramatically second season

Photo: Ervin Phillips

Duke is a full week into spring football leading up to its March 4 spring game. Syracuse is next up in the ACC.

Orange head coach Dino Babers begins preparations for his second ACC season on Feb. 23 with a spring game scheduled for March 2. Babers’ history at Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green – successful stints that elevated his stature to landing a Power 5 job – has shown that his second season produces dramatic improvement

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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