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Days after firing Chan Gailey, the Buffalo Bills have hired former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to be their next head coach. Marrone went 25-25 in four years with the Orange, winning a pair of bowl games (the Pinstripe Bowl in both the 2010 and 2012 seasons) and claiming a share of the Big East title this past season with Syracuse.
On the surface, this is a curious hire by the Bills. Much like his predecessor Gailey, Marrone is an offensive-minded coach, serving as the Saints offensive coordinator for three seasons before taking the job leading the Orange and prior to that, serving as the offensive line coach for the Jets for four seasons. Defense was the issue for Buffalo under Gailey, and in that regard, someone like Lovie Smith (who the Bills also interviewed, along with Chip Kelly or Oregon) may have been a better fit for Buffalo.
Marrone's hiring also could raise the Bills' interest in Ryan Nassib, a three-year starter at quarterback under Marrone at Syracuse. N...
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Updates. With AP Photos. By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer A week ago, Doug Marrone was basking in the glow of Syracuse's resounding victory over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl. On Monday, he was introduced as the new coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Things change quickly in this game.
Hired by the Bills after going 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse, the 48-year-old from the Bronx...
Syracuse coach Doug Marrone is moving on up, agreeing to a tentative deal Sunday to become the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Marrone, 48, was 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse and had his best season with the Orange in 2012 at 8-5. Marrone has experience as an NFL player and assistant coach. He was offensive coordinator of the Saints from 2006-08. The Bills also interviewed...
If Doug Marrone was considered a target on the Browns’ radar, they better start targeting some other people. Adam Schefter reports that Marrone has agreed to make the short hop down the freeway from Syracuse to Buffalo.
Filed to ESPN: Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2013...
The head of Syracuse's athletic department has provided his initial thoughts on Doug Marrone and what is to come for the Orange inside.
Doug Marrone gets offended when people say he's only offensive.Marrone, who was introduced as the Buffalo Bills' new head coach Monday, has a offense-rich resume. He went from being an offensive line coach in college to an offensive line coach in the NFL. Then he spent a few years as an NFL offensive coordinator before taking a head coaching gig in college. "I do take...
I know, I've had like 20 Q&As in the past week on the site. Hey, it makes my job easier when I don't have to do much. The Bills have a new coach and I can only imagine that you guys are googling as much info about him as your computer can handle. Well, google no longer. This is the first of two Q&As I will have about Doug Marone. For this one, we are joined by Sean...
The Buffalo Bills have just hired Doug Marrone to be their new head coach after firing the former head coach, Chan Gailey. Filed to ESPN: Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2013 Marrone was the coach for Syracuse and really turned their program around. He has coached pro football...
Buffalo has found a new head coach, Doug Marrone from Syracuse. Marrone will replace fired coach Chan Gailey according to sources.
The Buffalo Bills have moved on to their fifth head coach since Wade Phillips was dismissed following the 2000 season (not counting 2009 interim Perry Fewell), and for the first time in franchise history they dipped into the college ranks, hiring Doug Marrone away from Syracuse.Marrone has spent the last four years turning Syracuse from an abysmal program (10-37 in four years under...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills have reached an agreement with Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to the same position. Doug Marrone spent the last 4 years reviving a program that had won only 10 games the previous four seasons prior to his arrival.
With this hire, it is possible that Ryan Fitzpatrick’s future has been numbered. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse’s...
So the Bills hire Doug Marrone and Mr. Pinzone essentially begs me to do a post for him (Editor's note: The cloak Kramer wore in Seinfeld was my bargaining chip) …for those of you who don’t know, I used to write for the site but then life got in the way and I decided to not continue (Editor's note: Hmmm).
But essentially with the Marrone hire, there is so much people...
Syracuse will name defensive coordinator Scott Shafer as the Orange's next coach, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Shafer succeeds Doug Marrone, who was named coach of the Buffalo Bills on Monday after four seasons at Syracuse. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there has not been an official announcement from...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports tweets that he’s ”hearing” that the Browns could look to target Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels if they end up missing out on Oregon head coach Chip Kelly in the coming days.
Browns are reportedly prepared to make Kelly an “offer he can’t refuse,” so it’s say to suggest that they have a very good shot...
Two hot rumors just hit the Cleveland Twitter-sphere. First, SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Brain Startare out in Philadelphia has a potentially dynamite rumor for Cleveland Browns fans:
Sources tell me Chip Kelly and the eagles are close to an agreement on a 5 year deal. If I’m right I’m golden. If wrong my source is fired
— Brian Startare (@brianstartare) January 6, 2013