Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/6/13
The Buffalo Bills coaching search appears to be over, with Syracuse coach Doug Marrone accepting the Bills job early Sunday morning, according to multiple reports. The Bills had also interviewed recently fired Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and Oregon coach Chip Kelly. The Bills are in the midst of their fifth coaching search since 2001 after Chan Gailey was fired on Monday. Marrone has been credited for turning around the Orange in four seasons. Syracuse rolled to an 8-5 finish by winning six of its last seven games this season, including a 38-14 win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl last weekend. Marrone also has spent seven years as an NFL assistant, with the Jets from 2002-2005 as an offensive line coach and with New Orleans from 2006-2008 as the offensive coordinator. Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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