Reports: Bills Hire Doug Marrone As Head Coach

January 6, 2013 Updated Jan 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM EDT

By WKBW News

January 6, 2013 Updated Jan 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY (ESPN) - Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the coach of the Buffalo Bills, league sources told ESPN on Sunday morning.

Marrone replaces Chan Gailey, who was fired after going 16-32 over three seasons. Marrone has yet to sign a deal.

The Bills also interviewed Oregon's Chip Kelly on Friday and former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith on Saturday.

Marrone has been credited for turning around the Orange in four seasons.

Syracuse rolled to an 8-5 finish by winning six of its last seven games this season, including a 38-14 win over West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

Marrone Biography:

• Spent last four seasons as head coach at Syracuse (25-25, 8-5 in 2012)

• Reached two bowl games as head coach (Won Pinstripe Bowl in 2010, '12)

• Three-year starter as an offensive lineman at Syracuse from 1983-85

• Selected in sixth round of 1986 draft by Los Angeles Raiders (Played two NFL seasons with Dolphins and Saints)

• NFL assistant coach from 2002-08 (Saints offensive coordinator 2006-08)

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