Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate
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Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Orange coach sells recruits on comfort of upstate New York's Carrier Dome

Photo: Dino Babers

Dino Babers played high school football in San Diego and college ball at Hawaii. He launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. He also spent a year as a San Diego State assistant.

Yes, he’s lived in comfortable climates while playing and coaching a tough sport, but Babers’ new job as Syracuse’s head coach lacks a Hawaii or San Diego climate to sell to recruits. Nevertheless, he promises them perfect football conditions. ... 

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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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