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The Leading Daoust Scholar In Syracuse

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When Bob Casullo left the Syracuse football staff back in November, that left a void overseeing the tight ends and special teams. Doug Marrone has filled that open position on the staff, though the new guy might not be overseeing those specific duties.

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has added Tim Daoust to his staff as an assistant coach. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Daoust was the defensive line coach at Central Michigan in 2010. His nine-year coaching career also includes stints at Northern Illinois University, Illinois State, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. 

At Central Michigan, Daoust mentored All-Mid-American Conference Third Team selection Sean Murnane, who had 36 tackles, including nine for a loss of yards. He also served as the team’s academic coordinator.

Daoust has ties to Scott Shafer, though it's unclear if that's how he was originally targeted. He was a grad assistant at Northern Illinois when Shafer was the defensive coordinator there.

Tim caused a bit of a snickerdoodle when he left Western Michigan to take a lateral position with rival Central Michigan.

I supposes fans and media members alike are shocked that he would leave WMU for bitter rival Central Michigan. Fans are likewise shocked that he isn't leaving for a better position. Daoust will be coaching defensive backs, the same position he coached at WMU for the last three years.

I wonder if it will be weird for him when he puts on his "Flying C" jacket for the first time and heads to the pyre where Luke Skywalker cremated Darth Vader in order to burn his Bronco gear.

That is TOTALLY a tradition we need to start up.

Since recruiting is such a big part of the deal, it's good to know that Dauost is a native of Toledo, Ohio and graduated from Wittenberg University in Ohio. Sounds like he'll bring a good knowledge of the Ohio/Michigan landscape with him.