The Buffalo Bills have picked Syracuse coach Doug Marrone to be the team's next head coach, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Shefter reports that the Bills and Marrone reached a deal early this morning.
The Bills on Friday night confirmed that they had interviewed Marrone.
Marrone, 48, worked as the Jets' offensive line coach and was Sean Payton’s offensive coordinator in New Orleans from 2006 to 2008. He was 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse, helping to turn around a team that was 10-37 prior to his arrival.
Marrone ended his run at Syracuse with a 38-14 win over West Virginia in last month's Pinstripe Bowl.
The team acted swiftly to fill its coaching vacancy, selecting Marrone less than one week after firing Chan Gailey.
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