Syracuse, Miami coaches with high praise for one another

Dino Babers hopes to lead his team to Orange history against #8 Miami Saturday (file photo)

Syracuse Football attempts to do something that's never been done in program history.

Defeat top-10 teams in back to back weeks.

For reference, Syracuse has only defeated two top 10 teams in a single season once before, the 1959 National Championship campaign.

On Monday, I asked Coach Dino Babers what he knows about #8 Miami, this week's road opponent.

The answer was immediate and full of praise.

“Coach (Mark) Richt has been around a very long time, this is not one of those young coaches he’s been around a very long time, he’s been a top coach and his lineage and you look at the things he’s done it’s all solid his foundation is extremely solid, and he’s got them going" Babers said.

"For them to be undefeated at this stage of the game and a big win over Georgia tech, to beat Georgia tech that's big and now he’s got an opportunity to be top 10 this quickly in that program just goes to show you what type of athletes they have down there in Coral Gables" Dino added.

For his part, Richt's attention is at a fever pitch after Syracuse knocked off #2 Clemson.

"What happened last Friday was pretty remarkable when you think about what happened the year prior. I think they lost 54-0 to Clemson then Clemson comes in their house and they come out with a victory, that’s just so impressive" Richt says.

Kickoff with the Orange and Hurricanes is set for 3:30 on Saturday in Miami, it's the first meeting between the former Big East rivals since 2003.

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