Found August 29, 2012 on Three Idiots on Sports:
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A tremendous year for Doug Marrone means a new contractThe Syracuse football season kicks off in mere days when the Northwestern Wildcats come to the Dome to face the Orange. The last time Pat Fitzgerald's Wildcats came to town, Greg Paulus and company handed them a defeat that was sealed when current Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka was picked off late in the game. That game marked Doug Marrone's first win as the head coach of the Syracuse program.So it seems fitting that as the 2012 season kicks off with Northwestern coming to town, Doug Marrone enters his most important year as at the helm of the Syracuse program. The promise that was felt after that first thrilling 37-34 victory has given way to uncertainty that was fueled by a 5 game losing streak to end last year and a 6-15 overall record in the Big East conference.Granted, Greg Robinson left a bigger mess to clean up than Hurricane Irene did, so it was unrealistic to expect an immediate turn around, but it's fair to ...
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