Doug Marrone looks like a pretty good option
by undfan211 (2014-12-31 18:19:19)
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  In reply to: Savvy better have a plan *  posted by Harry Oliver



Relatively successful (considering recent history) at Syracuse.

Pretty impressive job without a legitimate QB in Buffalo.

Free agent.


That's a pretty confident move *
by irishrock  (2014-12-31 18:33:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It's a much safer move than I first thought
by ShermanOaksND  (2014-12-31 18:42:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He's guaranteed $4M for 2015 and it will not even be offset by other earnings. The option was triggered by the Bills' change of ownership. Change of control provisions are common in executive contracts, but surprisingly rare for coaches. Good for Marrone for negotiating it.


Exactly. Smart business decision. He will end up in one of
by Raoul  (2014-12-31 18:44:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

the other NFL slots. He is a respected NFL HC at this point.


No
by ShermanOaksND  (2014-12-31 18:26:32)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He's been a head coach for 6 years. He's finished above .500 only 3 times, and his best seasons were 8-5, twice. That's been Kelly's norm, but also his floor to date. There's also no evidence whatsoever that Marrone can recruit at the level necessary to win at ND. It would be a grab-bag hire, at best.


Much better option for a pro team. *
by Raoul  (2014-12-31 18:29:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


At least the Marrone story is a real, sourced story (link)
by Raoul  (2014-12-31 18:22:57)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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