Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone holds the Pinstripe Bowl after they beat Kansas State University at Yankee Stadium in New York, Dec. 30, 2010. (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters/Files)
LANDOVER, MD. - The man who gave new Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone his first NFL job applauds the hire.
Herm Edwards was head coach of the New York Jets in 2002 when he hired Marrone as his offensive line coach.
"He was at (the University of) Tennessee," Edwards said Sunday afternoon in a phone interview. "When our college scouts went out on the road to scout players, I always asked them about position coaches, too. So Doug was on my radar screen as an offensive line coach.
"His name came up, I brought him up, interviewed him and hired him."