Found January 08, 2013 on
New Orleans Saints
The Buffalo Bills have gone through four head coaches since their last trip to the postseason in 1999. Theyâ€™re now officially onto their fifth option in 13 seasons, and they hope that this time theyâ€™ve hired the right guy.
Doug Marrone didnâ€™t have to travel far from his home as head coach at Syracuse to his new digs in Buffalo â€” two hours and 21 minutes via car, according to Google Maps â€” but he knows the journey heâ€™s embarking on with the Bills will take a lot longer than that.
Marrone spoke at length during his introductory news conference on Monday about â€śworking with the playersâ€ť and â€śgetting to work,â€ť showing that heâ€™s well aware of the tall task at hand, but he also appears to be the perfect man for that job.
The Bills finished below .500 for the eighth consecutive season in 2012 (6-10) and in the cellar of the AFC East for a fifth straight year. Some glaring issues on defense have contributed to that disappointment, but the Billsâ€™ primary concern remains on the offensive side of
BEST OF MAXIM
The Buffalo Bills named their new head coach Doug Marrone this past weekend, hiring Marrone from the University of Syracuse and after he reportedly had two meetings with the Cleveland Browns. Marrone went back to Syracuse in order to start assembling his coaching staff. He added offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hactket. Hackett has been in the NFL prior, serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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...
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 leaves a significant void at his alma mater as the...
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...
Nathaniel Hackett will be joining Doug Marrone in Buffalo, and that leaves a big whole for Syracuse to fill. CuseNatiom.com takes a look at some candidates inside.
The Buffalo Bills hired Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone over the weekend after he interviewed twice with the Cleveland Browns. Marrone has acted quickly to assemble a coaching staff. Yesterday, the Bills added Nate Hackett as the teamâ€™s offensive coordinator. The team announced this morning that they have added a defensive coordinator, former New York Jets coordinator, Mike Pettine...
Not only did the Buffalo Bills hire former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, but now theyâ€™re also hired their former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as well.
The Buffalo News has confirmed Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is joining Doug Marrone with the Bills
â€” Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) January 9, 2013
It will be interesting to see if the Bills end up...
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) â€¦for those of you who donâ€™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...
In the sensitive days following the massive changes in the coaching staff, it would be smart for Syracuse to replaceÂ Nate Hackett with former Orange star David Walker. The quick promotion of Scott Shafer to head coach may have lacked patience, but acting swiftly has its benefits. Under ideal circumstances, Daryl Gross would have held a widespread search for Doug Marroneâ€™s replacement...
In the wake of a major change to its football program, Syracuse took care of business on the basketball court in Tampa beating USF, 55-44. While all eyes were onÂ the news of Doug Marrone leaving for the Bills,Â the hoops team nabbed its second road win of the year. Jim Boeheim isnâ€™t going anywhere, and SU improved to 14-1, 2-0 in the Big East. But this wasnâ€™t entirely pretty...