Dino Babers: ‘All we proved so far is that we’re occasionally great’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2016 at 10:51 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Coming off of the program’s biggest win in recent memory and first win over a ranked opponent since 2012, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addressed the media at his weekly press conference Monday morning.He labeled quarterback Eric Dungey, safety Daivon Ellison and running back George Morris as the team’s offensive, defensive and special teams MVPs, respectively, in the 31-17 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech.Here are three things Babers said at his press conference.‘All we proved so far is that we’re occasionally great’Striving to be consistently good, not occasionally great has been one of Babers go-to sayings since before the season even started, applying anywhere from players’ performances in practices to the team’s performance in games. Though Babers highlighted the importance of the win over Virginia Tech for the program and beyond, he said the game only proved that SU is occasionally great.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It bothers me that we’re not consistently good, and that’s what we’re striving for,” Babers said. “And we may get there this year, we may not. But that’s where we’re headed, to be consistently good.”Outside of the Virginia Tech game, the Orange has struggled against top opponents this season, being outscored 157-81 by Louisville, South Florida and Notre Dame.You’ll never see into the locker room againRight after the win over VT, a video of Babers’ postgame speech to the team from inside the Orange locker room circulated around the Internet and on television. The ESPNU tweet of the video has more than 5,000 retweets and is pinned to the top of the page. He apologized to the defense after the loss to Wake ForestSyracuse’s seven points produced by the offense against Wake Forest two games ago was a record-low for a Babers-led team. The offense also coughed up a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, while the defense held the Demon Deacons to 21 points and 330 yards overall in the 28-9 loss.Directly following game, Babers said the defense played well enough for the team to win. A day after the game, Babers apologized to the defense for the offense’s performance.“I said, ‘it’s not like that. That’s not fair,’” Babers said. “And I told the offense, “that that’s not fair.”Against Virginia Tech, the defense had its best game of the season. The offense held up its end of the bargain, scoring touchdowns on its final two drives of the fourth quarter — excluding the game-ending kneel down drive — to take back the lead and win the game. Comments But on Monday, Babers said to save that video, because it’s “probably” the only glimpse anyone will get inside the locker room. He said he knew there was a camera in the room, but quickly forgot about it.“I don’t like sharing family things,” Babers said. “It’s something that we’ve been doing for a long time and it’s very personal with me and it’s something that’s a reward for the guys in the locker room.”Babers — who has coined several catch phrases for his teams like faith meaning “belief without evidence” and being “consistently good not occasionally great,” and made headlines for his metaphors like comparing his football team to a not-yet baked cake — also said he doesn’t like public speaking. The head coach said he’s been in leadership positions from ROTC to team captains to cub scouts and that his speech to the team was just natural.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse football roundtable: Discussing the ramifications of win over VTLanger: Syracuse has set a new bar for itself and its fans to compete this seasonStock watch: Whose trending up and down after Virginia Tech gamelast_img read more

UFC: Jose Aldo looks insanely scrawny in his current weight cut for bantamweight debut

first_imgHow does Jose Aldo look in his cut down to 135? pic.twitter.com/8BwRr1FRWx— Thefightgame88 (@thefightgame88) December 5, 2019 Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Insanely Scrawny In His Current Weight Cut For Bantamweight Debut Take a look at Jose Aldo’s insane weight cut for his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245. Know more about the upcoming fight between them. FOLLOW US Featherweight legend Jose Aldo is bidding goodbye to his former division. He will go up against Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut at UFC 245. The Brazilian had a great career at 145 lbs unit but his recent fights did not go as per plan. Jose Aldo has faced three defeats in his last five fights and he has turned his attention towards the bantamweight roster. However, Jose Aldo’s current weight cut is quite surprising and UFC fans are shocked to see the former champion in his new avatar. First Published: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST 9 months ago UFC: Everything you need to know about the new ‘UFC Honors’ award @danawhite when I talk about something I”m talking seriously and for real. I already made a test and I can make this weight!— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 21, 2019 Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His ComebackUFC: Jose Aldo looks shredded in bantamweightAccording to the former featherweight champion of UFC, he is in the final stages of his weight cut down and is feeling absolutely fine. Jose Aldo had to undergo a proper diet to get down to 135 lbs. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Jose Aldo revealed that he consumed salad for almost two months to change his physique. The Brazilian has given up on meat and steak, as his diet has been replaced by two pounds of salad every day. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s new physique for bantamweight bout. Thoughts on recent picture of Jose Aldo a little over a week until his Bantamweight debut? #UFC245 #MMA #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/476O1GM5Um— Giancarlo Aulino (@Gian_411) December 5, 2019 9 months ago Brock Lesnar’s comeback victory over Shane Carwin is still one of UFC’s greatest fights 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov channels inner LeBron James, scores fantastic basket Written By Raj Sarkar center_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Channels Inner LeBron James, Scores Fantastic BasketAlso Read | UFC: Everything You Need To Know About The New ‘UFC Honors’ Award       WATCH US LIVE Jose Aldo is a veteran and he had been undefeated for ten years before breaking down in front of Conor McGregor at UFC 194. However, there is no doubt that Jose Aldo is one of the greatest martial artists in the promotion. He possesses the power to win a fight from any situation. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s iconic moments in UFC. 9 months ago UFC: Justin Gaethje baits Conor McGregor for a future fight by ridiculing his comeback 9 months ago UFC: Colby Covington calls out Dana White for being a ‘coward’ and ‘spreading lies’ COMMENT Also Read | UFC: Colby Covington Calls Out Dana White For Being A ‘coward’ And ‘spreading Lies’UFC 245: Jose Aldo vs Marlon MoraesBoth the men are known for their explosive punches and super speed body moments. Their upcoming fight is expected to be a dog-fight. While Jose Aldo is new in the division, Marlon Moraes has already got his hands upon Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Thus, he can offer a hard time for Jose Aldo inside the octagon. Some recent photos Jose Aldo, bantamweight edition. pic.twitter.com/oF0VhDVHeF— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 5, 2019last_img read more