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 leaves a significant void at his alma mater as the Orange prepare to leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in July.
''Doug has restored Syracuse football to its rightful place and we are appreciative of the foundation he has laid on and off the field for the future success of the program,'' Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse's athletic director, said in a statement released by the university. ''We look forward to improving on our success, as we have great momentum heading into the ACC. We will put a head coach in place who will continue down the successful path we are on.''
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