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                     === Babers lands at Bowling Green ===
 
 Bowling  Green, OH  (SportsNetwork.com) - Dino Babers didn't wait long to take
 the next step up the coaching ladder.
 
 On  the same  day  he departed  Eastern Illinois,  the  52-year-old landed  in
 Bowling Green.
 
 He'll take over for Dave Clawson, who bolted for the top job at Wake Forest on
 Dec. 10.
 
 "We  are so  proud  to have  Dino  and  his family  join  Bowling Green  State
 University,"  director of athletics D. Christopher Kingston said. "Dino brings
 with  him  an incredible resume  of successful experiences that absolutely fit
 the  Falcon football program.  He is a proven winner who is in the business of
 developing  young men who desire success on the field, in the classroom and in
 the  community.  His ability  to maximize talent  through skill development is
 unmatched."
 
 Babers arrives in Ohio after a two-year stint with the EIU Panthers, including
 a 12-2 record this past season and a berth in the FCS playoffs. Prior to that,
 the  Hawaii  product spent  four seasons  as an assistant  under Art Briles at
 Baylor.
 
 "I  am honored and excited to join the Falcon family," Babers said. "I want to
 thank  President Mazey,  Chris Kingston, and Lesley Irvine for the opportunity
 to  take over the  Bowling Green program. My family and I can't wait to get to
 Bowling Green and become Falcons. I want to thank the Eastern Illinois players
 and  fans for their support the last two years, especially President Perry and
 (athletics director) Barbara Burke."
 
 Bowling  Green,  which toppled  Northern  Illinois  to take  the  Mid-American
 Conference  championship,  faces Pitt on  Dec. 26  in the Little Caesars Pizza
 Bowl.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/18 19:50:53 ET

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