Dec 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Doug Marrone lifts the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Championship trophy following his teams 38-14 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills Hire New Head Coach Doug Marrone

So there’s a bit of breaking news this Sunday morning as the Buffalo Bills announce the hiring of their new head coach Doug Marrone.  Marrone had just won a bowl game with Syracuse University and had been their coach for 4 years.  Prior to that, Marrone had NFL experience as the New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator from 2006-2008, and the NY Jets offensive line coach before that.

The Bill’s had been publicly aggressive in their hunt for a new coach.  They had interviewed Lovie Smith, Ray Horton, Chip Kelly, and Ken Wisenhunt.  After having these names in the building I’m not exactly sure how excited the fan base in Buffalo could be right now.  I’m assuming not very.

What this means to the Titans:

That’s now 2 of 7 coaching spots filled without Norv Turner, Ken Wisenhunt, Romeo Crennel or Lovie Smith.

I would like to say that every coach hired just increases the odds of the Titans landing one of these guys for a coordinator position, but in reality it probably doesn’t matter.  The Mike Tice interview never even happened (thankfully), and the only coach interviewed so far was for the QB coaching position.

Jim Wyatt has said that the odds are Dowell Loggains remains the offensive coordinator next year and, unfortunately, he’s usually right about these things.  With my dreams of Norv Turner and Jake Locker becoming fast friends relatively dashed, I will still hold out a little hope of Crennel wearing two toned blue on the sideline for us.

2 down.  5 to go.


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