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Alabama hires former Syracuse, Payments coach Doug Marrone as offensive line coach – syracuse.com

Former Syracuse football coach Doug Marrone has a new “dream job.”

A source told AL.com that Alabama football coach Nick Saban is adding Marrone to his staff as the Crimson Tide offensive line coach.

Marrone was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach the last four seasons in the NFL. He also was head coach for the Buffalo Bills from 2013 to 2014 and at Syracuse University from 2009 to 2012.

Marrone led the Jags to the AFC Championship in his first season as the Jaguars head coach, but followed it up with three losing seasons in a row. He was fired by Jacksonville owner Shad Khan after losing 15 games in a row during the 2020 season, and replaced by Urban Meyer.

Multiple reports this week said Marrone was a “serious candidate” to join Saban’s staff in Alabama, along with former Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, who will be the Tide’s new offensive coordinator.

Marrone replaces former OL coach Kyle Flood, who followed Steve Sarkisian to the University of Texas at Austin.

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