SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Dino Babers is no longer the rookie coach at Syracuse, and that's a good thing as the Orange prepare to start the second year of his tenure.
"The team has a much better feel for the coaches, a much better feel for the scheme," Babers said. "They shouldn't be as anxious. I think that should bring them a little bit of calmness, some peace, and hopefully settle them down."
The Orange finished 4-8 in Babers' first season and open 2017 at home on Friday night against FCS foe Central Connecticut State. It's the first meeting between the teams, adding an element of the unknown. The Blue Devils were 2-9 last season and are picked to finish fourth in the Northeast Conference...