The Buffalo Bills have just hired Doug Marrone to be their new head coach after firing the former head coach, Chan Gailey.
Filed to ESPN: Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.Marrone was the coach for Syracuse and really turned their program around. He has coached pro football before, as he coordinated the Saints' offense from 2006-2008 and oversaw the Jets' offensive line from 2002-2005. His biggest priority will be to turn around the Bills' offense (their offense has only been in the Top 20 once since 2004). Marrone is said to be a run-minded offensive coach, and the members of the Bills' offense are ideally suited to be a run-based offense.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2013
"I think that's a great hire," NFL Network analyst Brian Billick said Sunday on "First on the Field." "He brings that pedigree that's kind of popular now, a substantial pro background with that mix of college."
If Marrone truly does turn this team around, it could shake up the AFC East next season so we'll have to be watching to see if the Bills will become a real competitor for the division title.