Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/1/14

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Doug Marrone of the Syracuse Orange gestures during the game against the Washington Huskies on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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. Nassib's ...
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