Another coaching position from Black Monday has been filled as the Buffalo Bills hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone. Read more after the jump.
Marrone gets to remain upstate but he’s now going from college to the pros with a lot more pressure. Marrone has been the head coach at Syracuse for the last four seasons, compiling an overall record of 25-25. He is coming off a season in which he went 8-5, concluding with a Pinstripe Bowl win over West Virginia.
Marrone’s NFL experience includes stints as the offensive coordinator of the Saints and offensive line coach of the Jets. He was also briefly an NFL guard, playing four games for the Dolphins in 1987 and one game for the Saints in 1989.
In addition to the Kansas City Chiefs hiring Andy Reid, the Buffalo Bills are the second team to fill their head coaching position. There are five teams who still have a vacancy.