ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bills have hired Doug Marrone for their head-coaching vacancy.
Marrone turned Syracuse's football program around and has extensive NFL experience, having coordinated the Saints' offense from 2006-2008 and overseen the Jets' offensive line from 2002-2005. He's also received strong reccomendations from the likes of Bill Parcells, Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton. In Buffalo, he'll be faced with turning around an offense that has been in the Top 20 just once since 2004. The Bills also interviewed Oregon's Chip Kelly on Friday and former Bears coach Lovie Smith on Saturday before ultimately agreeing to a deal with Marrone.
I'm pretty surprised by this. I know he was talked about as a candidate, but figured Whisenhunt or Lovie would nab this job.
Edited by Integrity28, 06 January 2013 - 09:05 AM.