Every week, Dino Babers addresses the media on Monday afternoon. This week, he did so after SU’s 62-10 win over Wagner. Here are some takeaways from his meeting.
- When asked about Sean Riley’s impact, Babers stressed his need to make things happen after the catch. Last week, Riley caught six passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, good enough for the second most yards on the team.
- “You really don’t have time to think about the really neat, cool stuff,” Babers said in response to how it’s been coaching Koda Martin (his daughter’s husband). Martin has played both the right and left tackle positions on the offensive line this season.
- On how Stephen A. Smith’s message resonated with his team: very very different than what he is on TV… highly motivated in what he does. I think that’s what came out in the speeches. Not really listening or caring about what people think about you, as long as you’re doing it the right way.
- Babers thinks special teams might be the best unit on the entire football team. He went on to say how exciting it was to block a kick and score it for a touchdown. Then said the kicking game has been solid.
All in all, a fairly uneventful press conference. The one thing Babers was quick to do was praise Florida State. It’s clear that people think Syracuse has a solid chance to win, so making sure his team doesn’t get too full of themselves is crucial.