The Info List - Doug Marrone

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25–25 (college) 28–25 (NFL)

Douglas Charles Marrone (born July 25, 1964), known as Saint Doug, is a former American football
American football
player and current head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL).[1] He was the head coach at Syracuse University
Syracuse University
from 2009 to 2012 and the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
head coach from 2013 to 2014. Before that he served as offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
from 2006 to 2008.[2] He is of Italian ancestry.[3]


1 Playing career 2 Coaching career

2.1 Syracuse University 2.2 Buffalo Bills 2.3 Jacksonville Jaguars

3 Head coaching record

3.1 College 3.2 NFL

4 Coaching tree 5 References 6 External links

Playing career[edit] Marrone was born in the Bronx.[4] He was a three-year letterman at Syracuse University, playing from 1983-1985 on the offensive line; he returned to graduate from the university in 1991.[2] He played with the Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
in 1987 and with the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
in 1989, and was with the London Monarchs
London Monarchs
of the World League in 1991. Coaching career[edit] Syracuse University[edit] On December 11, 2008, Marrone was chosen as Syracuse University's head football coach after the 2008 season by athletic director Daryl Gross.[5] He is the first Syracuse alumnus to serve as head football coach since Reaves H. Baysinger in 1948.[2] Prior to being hired at Syracuse, Marrone served as an assistant coach for numerous universities and organizations since 1992 including a stint with the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
as an offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008. Reportedly, alumni such as Tim Green and Floyd Little
Floyd Little
wanted Marrone from the moment the previous coach Greg Robinson was fired, and when interviewed by Green, it was learned that Marrone had kept a folder of current high school players in the Syracuse area to get a head start in recruiting.[6][7][8] In Marrone's first season, the Orange finished with four wins, one more than the previous year. The Orange doubled that output the following season. The eight wins in 2010 were the most since 2001 for the Orange. The 2010 season was highlighted with a victory over Kansas State and a victory in the first ever Pinstripe Bowl
Pinstripe Bowl
in New York City. This was the Orange's first bowl win since 2001. In 2011, the team started 5–2, which included a win over then #11 West Virginia Mountaineers. After the 5-2 start, the Syracuse Orange failed to win another game in the season, resulting in a 5–7 record for the season.[9] In 2012, Marrone coached the Orange to an 8-5 record, and a share of the Big East title as the result of a four-way tie. Their 38-14 victory in the Pinstripe Bowl
Pinstripe Bowl
again came against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Buffalo Bills[edit] On January 6, 2013, he was chosen to succeed Chan Gailey as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.[10] His overall record as head coach of the Bills was 15–17.[11] During his Bills' tenure, Marrone nicknamed himself "Saint Doug," referencing the fact that it takes two miracles to be canonized as a saint (he believed winning at Syracuse was one miracle and winning at Buffalo would qualify as the other).[12][1][13] In 2014, the Bills finished with a record of 9–7, second place in the AFC East
AFC East
and two wins away from making the playoffs. This was the Bills' first winning season in 10 years (when the Bills finished 9–7 under Mike Mularkey
Mike Mularkey
in 2004). At the end of the 2014 season, it was revealed that Marrone had a three-day out clause in his contract in the event of an ownership change.[14] Marrone exercised the out clause and quit on December 31, 2014, and still collected his 2015 salary in-full.[15] After Marrone quit, several players expressed their displeasure and disgust with both the decision and the way that he informed the team; one of the captains and the longest-tenured player on the team, running back Fred Jackson, said it was "like getting punched in the stomach."[16] Marrone interviewed with the New York Jets for their head coaching position; his interview reportedly did not go well.[17] Jacksonville Jaguars[edit] Following a two-year stint as the head coach for the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars hired Marrone as assistant head coach and offensive line coach on January 20, 2015.[18] On December 19, 2016, Marrone was named the interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
following the firing of former head coach Gus Bradley.[19] He coached the final two games of the 2016 season.[20] On January 9, 2017, the Jaguars officially removed the interim tag and named Marrone the fifth head coach in team history. That same day, the Jaguars also announced the return of Tom Coughlin, their first head coach, who was hired as the Executive Vice President of Football Operations.[20] On January 7, 2018, the Jaguars won their first playoff game under Marrone, their first playoff win in over a decade. The Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
in the Wild Card 10–3 and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
in the Divisional Round, advancing to the AFC Championship Game, where they were defeated by the New England Patriots by a score of 24-20. On February 23, 2018, the Jaguars extended Marrone's contract through 2021.[21] Head coaching record[edit] College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°

Syracuse Orange (Big East Conference) (2009–2012)

2009 Syracuse 4–8 1–6 T–7th

2010 Syracuse 8–5 4–3 4th W Pinstripe

2011 Syracuse 5–7 1–6 T–7th

2012 Syracuse 8–5 5–2 T–1st W Pinstripe

Syracuse: 25–25 11–17

Total: 25–25

      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll. °Rankings from final AP Poll.


Team Year Regular season Postseason

Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result

BUF 2013 6 10 0 .375 4th in AFC East – – – –

BUF 2014 9 7 0 .563 2nd in AFC East – – – –

BUF total 15 17 0 .469

JAX* 2016 1 1 0 .500 4th in AFC South – – – –

JAX 2017 10 6 0 .625 1st in AFC South 2 1 .667 Lost to New England Patriots
New England Patriots
in AFC Championship Game

JAX total 11 7 0 .611

2 1 .667

Total 26 24 0 .520

2 1 .667 –

* – Interim head coach Coaching tree[edit] Marrone has served under three NFL head coaches:

Herm Edwards
Herm Edwards
(2002–2005) Sean Payton
Sean Payton
(2006–2008) Gus Bradley
Gus Bradley

Marrone has served under five collegiate head coaches:

Bill Schmitz (1993) Barry Gallup (1994) George O'Leary
George O'Leary
(1996–1999) Jim Donnan (2000) Phillip Fulmer (2001)

Assistant coaches under Marrone who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

Mike Pettine: Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
(2014–2015) Scott Shafer: Syracuse (2013–2015)


^ a b " Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
turning around SU football worthy of the nickname 'Saint Doug?'". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.  ^ a b c Matt Gelb, Marrone Hired As Head Coach Archived December 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., The Daily Orange, December 12, 2008, Accessed December 12, 2008. ^ Fortuna, Matt. "Marrone looking to turn Orange around". The Daily Collegian. Retrieved 2017-12-27.  ^ Anna Stolzenberg, "A Closer Look: Doug Marrone." Bills News, January 7, 2013. ^ "Sources: New Orleans offensive coordinator to return to Syracuse". ESPN. Retrieved December 11, 2008.  ^ "Syracuse hires Marrone as football coach".  ^ "Orange hires one of its own".  ^ "The Mind of Maher: Marrone Madness". Archived from the original on December 20, 2008.  ^ "Bowl champs for first time since 2001".  ^ " Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
new Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
coach, leaves Syracuse Orange, sources say - ESPN". ESPN. January 7, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.  ^ " Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved December 27, 2013.  ^ "Marrone, Bills officials have shouting match". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.  ^ "Buffalo tension boils over in shouting match for Marrone, Bills officials". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.  ^ "Marrone can leave, but it's still likely he'll stay". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved December 31, 2014.  ^ " Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
opts out of Bills deal". ESPN. Retrieved December 31, 2014.  ^ "Fred Jackson Says Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
Text Felt Like Getting Punched in the Stomach". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.  ^ "In NY Jets interview, Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
'failed to close the deal' source says, Woody Johnson continues coaching search". NY Daily News. Retrieved January 6, 2015.  ^ " Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
joins Jags' staff". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2015.  ^ "Jaguars name Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
Interim Head Coach". Retrieved December 19, 2016.  ^ a b "Jaguars hire Coughlin as VP, Marrone as coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 26, 2017.  ^ Shook, Nick. "Jags extend Marrone, Caldwell, Coughlin through 2021". Retrieved February 23, 2018. 

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