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Syracuse Daily Links - The Head Coach Search Begins!

According to Gross, "We have some beautiful guys on that staff that have done an unbelievable job."


Daryl Gross talks Doug Marrone to the Buffalo Bills with ESPN Radio CNY |

"We have some beautiful guys on that staff that have done an unbelievable job. Obviously, that helps alot. To say those guys wouldn't get the strongest consideration would be foolish."

Gross wishes Marrone well with Bills, looking to move fast on finding replacement | The Daily Orange

"I do think that there is a sense that he felt like folks didn’t always, I don’t know what the percentage is, it’s probably a minority, but some folks didn’t get what was happening," Gross said. "We had a very entertaining team this year and I think he was disappointed in some regards because this is his alma mater, and he just thought that people would get behind it a little bit more."

Who Should Replace Doug Marrone At Syracuse? - Inside the Loud House

So who is our guy? A reasonable mind would think that Daryl Gross will want to find a replacement relatively quickly, as news is already breaking of recruits potentially backing out of their commitments to Syracuse. Here are some of the names being thrown around amongst the fan base, even if they are completely far fetched.

11 Coaches to Replace Doug Marrone at Syracuse |

If Syracuse doesn’t promote Nathaniel Hackett, Shafer is the other in-house option for the Orange. The Ohio native has worked as an assistant on the college level since 1991, making stops at Rhode Island, Northern Illinois, Illinois, Western Michigan, Stanford, Michigan and at Syracuse since 2009. Shafer led Syracuse’s defense to a top-10 ranking in yards allowed in 2010 and held opponents to just 19.3 points a game. Shafer doesn’t have any head coaching experience, but is familiar with the current personnel and would provide an easy transition from Marrone.

Marrone leaves at critical time for Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN

Syracuse is at a more fragile place than Rutgers or Cincinnati. Though the Orange made strides this year, the rebuilding job is far from over. Syracuse has not been ranked or won 10 games since 2001. The last BCS appearance? The 1998 season. The last time the Orange had back-to-back winning seasons? Try 2000-01. That is why Gross faces such an important decision. He made a great hire in Marrone. He needs another great hire to keep this program from slipping backward again.

Iseman: Marrone’s departure for NFL understandable after accomplishing goals at Syracuse | The Daily Orange

Doug Marrone arrived at Syracuse with a mission. He wanted to resurrect the once-proud program from the doldrums of college football. Syracuse had fallen so far and lost so much respectability that his dream to restore the Orange’s pride seemed like a pipedream. Four years and two bowl victories later, Marrone can leave Syracuse knowing he accomplished what he set out to do.

Marrone: Syracuse was my dream job & I meant that

Many Syracuse fans are upset that Marrone openly described Syracuse as his "dream job" when first hired there over four years ago. Marrone explained, "Syracuse was my dream job, and I meant that... I've moved on from Syracuse to go ahead and take this next experience." "What made me feel good is the people at Syracuse that are excited for me," was Marrone's reply to the question if it was tough to leave Syracuse.

Syracuse Football Blogger Discusses Marrone : Buffalo Sports Daily

Keeley feels that overall, Marrone did a fantastic job of rebuilding the Syracuse program and leaves it in far better shape than when he came.

SU defensive coordinator Shafer is frontrunner to replace Marrone, recruit says | The Daily Orange

Henderson told Kelly that Shafer would be announced as head coach on Sunday, Kelly said. He said he also received a call from Floyd Little telling him both coordinators, Shafer and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, would stay with the program.

Ryan Nassib: Why Bills Should Try to Reuinite Syracuse QB With Doug Marrone | Bleacher Report

If Marrone gives the Bills a positive review of Nassib, there's no reason to think a reunion between Marrone and Nassib can't happen this April. For a second-round pick, the Bills could do worse in attempting to rebuild their quarterback position.

Syracuse guard Brandon Triche is the Big East player of the week |

Triche, the senior guard, scored 25 points in SU's win over the Scarlet Knights last Wednesday in the Carrier Dome. He followed that performance with a 20-point game on Sunday at USF, when the Orange defeated the Bulls 55-44.

Jim Boeheim of Syracuse Orange laments state of Big East, talks future - ESPN New York

"It's Houston and SMU and you can't even name all the teams that are going to be there and when they're going to be there," Boeheim said. "It's not the same. The ACC is a very stable league, I think -- knock on wood, knock on some president's head. We hope it's stable. But who knows? Nothing's really stable. Things are going to be changing. I'll be fishing someplace and playing golf. But there's many changes yet to come, no question."

Game time for St. John's vs. Syracuse clash in the Carrier Dome changes -

Syracuse had been scheduled to play St. John's at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, but SU officials have switched that game time to 3 p.m.

ML weighs the positives/negatives for the Bills-Orange-Marrone trio.