There has been a lot of hand wringing over DOCTOR Daryl's hiring of Doug Marrone to be the new head football coach at SU. Oh NO not another NFL coordinator with no recruiting ties they say.
I however have been duly impressed with the new head coach's first week or so on the job and it couldn't be more different than that last coordinator that took over the post. The thing I'm most impressed with is that Doug Marrone seems to be avoiding the biggest mistake DOCTOR Daryl and Greg Robinson made. Marrone is hiring a high quality staff. Just the addition of Spence as OC last week ensured that Marrone's staff would have WAY more experience at the college level than Robinson's ever would.
The difference between Brian "Look at my pretty rings" Parini and Rob Spence is lightyears. Spence has been in the game for way longer, understands the college game and values the climate controlled ban box that the Dome should provide as an advantage.
Marrone understands where he is lacking when it comes to experience and he is surrounding himself with people who can and will complement his skills. Add Spence's hiring to Anselmo, Conley and Jackson and this staff is going to be a strong asset to Marrone as he tries to bring this team back from the brink. It has only been a week, but I'm very encouraged by what I see.