Marrone spent four seasons as Syracuse’s head coach and finished his tenure there with a 25-25 record. He ultimately replaces Chan Gailey who was only able to win 16 games over the course of 3 seasons with the Bills. Marrone ended his time in Syracuse with a 8-5 season that was topped off with a 38-14 win over West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
The Bills had also interviewed Oregon’s Chip Kelly, former Bears head coach Lovie Smith and Ken Whisenhunt before ultimately agreeing to a deal with Marrone.
Marrone’s last stint in the NFL was as the New Orlean Saints offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008, having previously spent four seasons as the Jets offensive line coach.