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In October, we asked how Syracuse football might tinker with its coaching staff following the season. The Orange was 2-4 at that point, and then went on a run, winning 6 of its final 7 games. A coaching staff that was then under fire subsequently regrouped, and led the team to a 38-14 thrashing of West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Soon after, the staff was torn apart by Doug Marrone, who moved on to the NFL to coach the Bills. He took with him Offensive Coordinator Nate Hackett, Running Backs Coach Tyrone Wheatley, Offensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Greg Adkins, and Defensive Backs Coach Donnie Henderson.
The main dilemma The Fizz raised in October was what to do about the struggling Orange special teams early in the season. After the firing of Bob Casullo, the Orange coached its special teams by committee, until Marrone personally took over as the special teams coach this past season.
But this has evolved far past a special teams issue. New SU Head Coach Scott Shafe...
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The Buffalo Bills have hired 10 assistant coaches, a majority with little or no NFL experience, in continuing to fill out new coach Doug Marrone's staff.
The group features several assistants that were on Marrone's staff at Syracuse over the past four seasons. They include Donnie Henderson, who will coach defensive backs, Tyrone Wheatley (running backs) and Greg Adkins ...
Doug Marrone still was not finished, elevating two more former Syracuse staff members with him to the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills coaching staff will have a decidedly Orange look thanks to new coach and former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone. On Tuesday, Marrone hired four former Syracuse assistants as he rounded out his staff in Buffalo. Greg Adkins will coach tight ends, Tyrone Wheatley will work with running backs and Donnie Henderson is in charge of defensive backs. In addition, Jason...
This week has felt like an eternity for Orange Nation, and more importantly it’s also felt that way for Syracuse’s recruits. In just eight days, Doug Marrone and Nate Hackett bolted to the NFL, Scott Shafer was named SU’s new head man, Zach Allen flipped to TCU, and now Tyrone Wheatley, Donnie Henderson and Greg Adkins left as well. Brutal week for SU.
It has certainly rattled...
Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.) running back Augustus Edwards reopened his recruitment after Syracuse coach Doug Marrone left for the NFL. Focused on three schools with three weeks until National Signing Day, Edwards discussed the latest in his recruitment.
The Buffalo Bills fired Chan Gailey at the end of the 2012 regular season. The Bills entered the season with high expectations but finished the year as one of the most disappointing teams in the league. Buffalo turned to Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to become the team’s head coach moving forward. Marrone named Nate Hackett as offensive coordinator and hired Mike Pettine as...
The Syracuse staff continues to change from the end of the 2012 season as four more have left to join Doug Marrone with the Buffalo Bills.