"It's a long term commitment" John Wildhack talks contract extension for Dino Babers
John Wildhack pulling off one of the biggest wins for Syracuse in 2018.
Seriously, the implications of Dino Babers and his contract extension will be felt for years to come.
Terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Wildhack says that the pay raise was "self-sustained", in other words no extra donations were needed. He would not budge on any details on the amount of money, length or if there's any buyouts.
It's something the University is calling "long-term" and something Wildhack expects will turn Syracuse into a consistent contender in the ACC.
Wildhack told me to his knowledge no other schools reached out to Babers, he asserts that the timeline of the negotiations was never affected by outside sources.
The timeline of the deal apparently starts in August, with Wildhack wanting to lock Dino into Central New York for the long haul especially if there was a breakout season.
Once that was evident, Wildhack says he approached Chancellor Kent Syverud about the idea of an extension, which Syverud supported. The Board of Trustees agreed on forking over extra money for Babers, too.
Indeed, the start of a new golden era for Syracuse Football could be upon Central New York. The contract extension for Babers coupled with a new-look Carrier Dome could be a coup for years to come.
In fact, Babers was not available to the media because he is on the road recruiting ahead of next Wednesday's early signing period. A sign of building that foundation for the future.
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