Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - Syracuse will reportedly stay in house for its
next head coach after Doug Marrone left to take the vacancy with the NFL's
According to multiple reports, including the Syracuse Post-Standard, defensive
coordinator Scott Shafer will be promoted to take the position.
The Post-Standard said Syracuse recruit Darius Kelly was informed by assistant
coach Donnie Henderson that Shafer would be the next head coach for the
Marrone was 25-25 and led Syracuse to a pair of Pinstripe Bowl wins in four
years at his alma mater, turning around a program that had just 10 wins the
previous four seasons.
Shafer, meanwhile, has been the Syracuse defensive coordinator since 2009 and
has also been a collegiate assistant at Michigan (2008), Stanford (2007),
Western Michigan (2005-06), Illinois (2004), Northern Illinois (1996-2003) and
Rhode Island (1993-95).
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