In their search for a new head coach, Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon has been interviewing potential candidates in the Phoenix area. It turns out the replacement for Chan Gailey was right in their backyard as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Bills have reached an agreement with Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to become their next head coach. Marrone has spent the last four seasons at Syracuse. Prior to Marrone’s arrival, the Orange were 10-37 the previous four seasons. Under Marrone, the Orange were 25-25, including an 8-5 record during a 2012 season that concluded with a win in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Though most of his coaching experience has been at the college level, Marrone coached the New York Jets offensive line from 2002-05 and was the offensive coordinator under Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints from 2006-08. The Saints offense ranked first (2006), fourth (2007) and first (2008) in total offense during Marrone’s time in New Orleans and had the league’s No. 1 scoring offense in 2008.
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