Syracuse fired football coach Dino Babers on Sunday after eight years with the program, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported.

The team is planning name tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile interim coach for the remainder of the season. He previously served as interim coach at Rutgers in 2019.

The Orange fell to 5-6 on Saturday following their 31-22 loss to Georgia Tech. The team started the season strong with a 4-0 record. However, Syracuse lost the next five games, putting them below .500 for the season.

With just one game left in the regular season, next week’s contest against Wake Forest, the best Syracuse can finish is with a .500 record. This means Babers will finish his tenure there with just two winning records (10-3 in 2018, 7-6 in 2022).

The 62-year-old coach has been on the coaching staff since he was a graduate student in 1984 in Hawaii. He first became head coach at Eastern Illinois during the 2012-13 seasons, then went to Bowling Green for the next two seasons. He has been at Syracuse since 2016.

Babers will finish his tenure at Syracuse with an overall record of 41-55.

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