Bills Hire Doug Marrone From Syracuse

The Buffalo Bills have hired Doug Marrone as their new head coach, according to league sources.

The Bills began negotiating with the Syracuse coach after their visit with current Oregon coach Chip Kelly. It became clear Kelly was more interested in other options and Marrone was viewed as an excellent candidate with strong pro and college experience as well as ties to New York state.

Marrone was most recently in the NFL as the Saints’ offensive coordinator, before accepting the daunting challenge to rebuild Syracuse.

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