Dino Babers has left Eastern Illinois to become the new head coach at Bowling Green, the school announced on Wednesday.
Babers came to Eastern Illinois from Baylor — where he coached Robert Griffin III — and brought Art Briles’ up-tempo offense with him. In his two seasons at EIU, he went 19-7, including a 12-2 mark this past season.
His quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the FCS after passing for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns this season.
He replaces Dave Clawson, who moved on from Bowling Green to become the head coach at Wake Forest.
If Babers’ time at EIU is any indication, Bowling Green’s offense — which was already averaging 35 points and 472 yards per game — might be in for a significant upgrade.