Doug Marrone and Bobby Petrino are a lot alike in that they are both hands-on coaches.
Of course, what they do with their hands and what they put them on is where they become very different.
For Marrone, it seems he can never just be "head coach." He also needs to be offensive coordinator...or offensive line coach...or co-special teams coordinator. He's addicted to hyphens.
While he's given up most of those other gigs, he's decided to pick up a new one for 2012...tight end coach.
Marrone said last week that he's added the job of tight ends coach to his duties. The fourth-year Orange coach also is handling special teams this year. But he is taking a step back from the offensive line, something he helped assistant Greg Adkins with in the past.
The change was made, Marrone said, so he could keep his hand in the offense and take something off the plate of SU offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett, who has coached tight ends since late in 2010.
In other words, Nate, I want your focus on the two most critical things in your life right now...the quarterback and calling plays. Fair enough.
It is interesting that Marrone seems absolutely deadset against replacing Bob Casullo. Casullo coached special teams and tight ends before he was fired last season. Not sure if it's a budget thing, a control thing or what.