Hackett to join Marrone in Buffalo, reports say

After former SU head football coach Doug Marrone left the Orange to coach the Buffalo Bills, it seems as though his offensive coordinator at Syracuse, Nathaniel Hackett, will run the Bills' offense next season

The Syracuse football coaching carousel continues. Only a few days removed from the news that former Syracuse head football coach Doug Marrome decided to leave for the NFL, it seems as though another integral part of SU's dominant offense will be going with him.

According to a report by Buffalo News' Tim Graham, Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett will become the new Bills offensive coordinator. This on the heels of more uncomfirmed news that defensive coordinator Scott Shafer will replace Doug Marrone as head coach. 

Hackett, 33, who has no NFL coaching experience except as offensive quality coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffallo Bills, was Marrone's offensive coordinator at Syracuse for the past two seasons. He helped engineer an offense that set multiple school records including total offense (6,188), total yards per game (476) and touchdown passes (26). He helped mentor quarterback Ryan Nassib, who broke multiple school records as well and was invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl.

Athletic Director Daryl Gross must now file the voids left by both Marrone and Hackett on the offensive side of the ball, either through internal promotions or outside hires. He is also tasked with finding a new defensive coordintor if Shafer is to replace Marrone.


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