Dino Babers, head coach of the Syracuse Orange, led his team to a 10-3 record and a bowl win this past year. In his third year with the team, he coached the Orange to their first winning season since 2013. Syracuse hadn't won 10 games in a season since 2001.
There's no question that Babers
Despite all this, Babers is getting little to no NFL interest.
An NFL coaching cycle thought: Where is Dino Babers's NFL interest? He beat Clemson with the *Syracuse* roster last year. He won 10 games and nearly beat Clemson again this year. He was Jimmy Garoppolo's college coach. His offense is as innovative and interesting as there is.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) January 11, 2019
There's something weird about the fact that no NFL team seems to be interested in him.
It could be argued that it's because of inconsistency because of his two previous losing seasons with Syracuse
Dino Babers - “When you take over a losing program, it’s not the players a lot of times, it’s the people around the players”— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) January 7, 2019
Dale Hansen called out the NFL for its white privilege recently, and it does seem to play a factor. While we hope it isn't true, Babers might need to prove himself even more if he's going to be considered for an NFL job.
.@dalehansen goes Unplugged: "Kingsbury fits all the criteria to be a head coach in the NFL: He's an offensive genius, he's young — and he's white, and not necessarily in that order." https://t.co/Cv8HleHac5 pic.twitter.com/J4ixZIURM9— WFAA (@wfaa) January 10, 2019
With the fact that Syracuse finished the season at No. 20, we expect Babers to begin gaining the recognition and the interest he deserves soon enough.