Dino Babers indicated that he would have coaches recruiting as soon as Monday during his introductory press conference. The new Syracuse football coach also said he wanted to bring "only the good" coaches with him from Bowling Green, including defensive coordinator Brian Ward.
FootballScoop.com is reporting that sources have told them that Babers is bringing seven members of his Bowling Green staff to Syracuse, including their entire offensive staff. That includes co-offensive coordinators Mike Lynch and Sean Lewis, wide receivers coach Kim McCloud, tight ends coach Tom Freeman, outside receivers coach Andrew Sowder, defensive coordinator Brian Ward and defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Tom Kaufman.
Freshman offensive lineman Colin Byrne also tweeted that he saw Nick Monroe, secondary coach at Bowling Green, "in the building" on Monday. CuseNation.com was able to confirm that Monroe will be a part of the new Syracuse staff. Monroe has a reputation as a strong recruiter with extensive Florida ties.
None of those coaches have been officially announced by the school as of early Monday afternoon, but Babers did bring many of those same names with him from Eastern Illinois to Bowling Green when he made that transition.
Given Babers' comments about wanting to have people in place to recruit quickly, it would not be surprising if announcements came sooner rather than later.