Originally Posted by patman
Why don't you like the Marrone hire? Everything I hear about him is outstanding.
I can see why people outside of Syracuse might think this is a questionable hire. But, living up here I can tell you this was a very good hire. 25-25 in the Big East is not an impressive stat. But, when he got here he was left with nothing and I mean nothing to work with. Gregg Robinson was the worse head coach I've ever seen. He was like a Kotite. And because of that recruiting fell to rock bottom. The players were smaller and slower and his playcalling was hidious. I mean they were barely beating teams like Buffalo U. and losing at home to Akron. When Marrone arrived players were quiting or getting kicked off in droves. He was driving the bus and if you wanted to stay you had to follow his rules. In 4 years here he won a share of the Big East title and two bowl games. A couple real good home victories against top ten teams also in W. Virginia and Louisville. He also made Ryan Nassib a legit NFL prospect. A kid that was just aweful a few years ago.
Don't sleep on this guy Jets fans. I'm telling you.