Babers installed the Baylor offense when he got his first head-coaching gig at Eastern Illinois and helped turn Jimmy Garappolo into a high draft pick.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Director of Athletics D.
Christopher Kingston announced on Wednesday morning that he has tabbed Texas Tech associate head coach Mike Jinks to lead the defending Mid-American Conference Champion football program.
Jinks, who also coaches running backs for the Red Raiders, will become the 19th head coach in program history.
Babers has spent time in many different geographic regions, but the most glaring part of his resume comes during his time at Baylor, where he coached under Art Briles.
Babers has implemented components of Baylor's high-powered offense at Bowling Green, and the results have yielded national attention for his quarterback, Matt Johnson, who leads the FBS in passing yards with 4,465 to complement a 41-to-6 touchdown-to-interception rate.
Babers shot down a report that he was headed to Central Florida (before they scooped up Scott Frost) and he addressed his potential candidacy earlier this week.
"I haven't signed anything," Babers told reporters. I have no secret deals, no above deals, no verbal deals. My deal is getting back Friday against Northern Illinois and trying to win a championship." Babers later said he has "lost jobs because I told them that I will play in the MAC championship game." Asked if his mindset toward other jobs would change after Friday's championship game, Babers said, "sure it does." Clearly, it's the Baylor appeal.
Today we're taking a look at Bowling Green coach Dino Babers.
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1984 Hawaii (GA) 1985 Arizona State (GA) 1987 Eastern Illinois (RB) 1988-89 UNLV (ST/RB) 1990 Northern Arizona (ST) 1991-93 Purdue (WR) 1994 San Diego State (WR) 1995-97 Arizona (WR/RB/QB) 1998-2000 Arizona (OC/QB) 2001- 02 Texas A&M (OC/QB) 2003 Pittsburgh (RB) 2004-07 UCLA (asst.
HC/RB/QB) 2008 Baylor (WR/RC) 2009-11 Baylor (ST/WR) 2012-13 Eastern Illinois 2014-present Bowling Green In four years as a head coach, Babers has compiled a 36-16 record heading into Friday's Mid-American Conference title game against Northern Illinois.