A tale of 2 upstate coaches: Chan Gailey and Doug Marrone

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Scott Pitoniak

Nov 28, 2012, 9:48:32 AM11/28/12
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Today’s topic deals with two Upstate coaches’ efforts to resuscitate moribund football programs, and how they compare to their predecessors.

In the case of Syracuse University’s Doug Marrone, progress is being made.

In the case of Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey, the rebuilding project continues to be stuck in reverse.

Marrone’s Orange men are 7-5 and heading to their second bowl game in three years. His four-season mark is still a sub-.500 24-25, but what he’s done has been very impressive when you consider the mess he inherited.

Sadly, little progress has been made, record-wise, farther west, at One Bills Drive. Late into his third season, Gailey is 14-29. Dick Jauron, the man he succeeded, was 24-33 in three-and-a-half seasons. Mike Mularkey, who returns to the Ralph this Sunday as Jacksonville’s head coach, was a more respectable 14-18 in his two seasons, which included a 9-7 season, the Bills only winning record of the past decade.

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