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Former New Orleans Saints OC Doug Marrone becomes new HC for Buffalo Bills


Nov 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Doug Marrone along the sidelines during the second quarter against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Syracuse defeated Temple 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After rumors of former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith possibly being considered, the Buffalo Bills have tagged Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone to be their new head coach.

Prior to taking the job at Syracuse, Marrone was the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2008 before Pete Carmichael Jr. became the one in the ear of quarterback Drew Brees.

Marrone has a 25-25 record with Syracuse and lead the team to be tied at a first place record in the Big East Conference at 8-5.  He also recently snagged a second Pinstripe Bowl victory after winning it in the 2010 season.

A return to New Orleans is scheduled for Marrone as the Saints and Bills are set to square off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the 2013 season at a time and date to be determined.