for what Coach did during his tenure. Program was in the dumps and he brought Syracuse Football back to respectability. No doubt. However i have less respect for Doug Marrone the man. This was not some outside who came in a brought Syracuse Football back from Respectability this was a man who was a Played and lettered on Syracuse Football team under another icon Coach Mac. Came and sought out the job opening as his “Dream Job” and after all this. He ditched town (With time left on his contract) then poached assistants away such as Hackett (Which likely cost us members of a very solid and promising recruiting class) in a long time also assistants signed to contracts (Those are facts).
Again loved the job he did as Syracuse Football coach. Hated the way he left. True story i had the honor of shaking the man’s hand at a Syracuse Basketball game a few years ago (I believe it was the NC State game in the carrier) shook his hand (he was actually sitting in my section a few rows down) had a good couple minute conversation with him. Could not have been nicer. Lets just say if Doug Marrone and I were to ever cross paths walking the streets of Syracuse. I would not be willing to shake his hand i would prob just keep on walking. Hate/Laugh at me all you want these are my feelings. God Bless Scott Schafer.