Syracuse University Director of Athletics responded to Marrone's decision. "Doug has restored Syracuse football to its rightful place and we are appreciative of the foundation he has laid on and off the field for the future success of the program," said Dr. Gross. "We wish him the absolute best in his opportunity in the NFL. We look forward to improving on our success, as we have great momentum heading into the ACC. We will put a head coach in place who will continue down the successful path we are on."
Syracuse University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Richard L. Thompson and Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor also offered their thoughts on Marrone leaving the Orange to elevate to the NFL as head coach of the Buffalo Bills. "We congratulate Coach Marrone on having this opportunity to become a head coach at the highest level," they said in a joint statement through the university. "Under his leadership, we have restored the rich, winning football tradition at Syracuse, and we wish him continued success as he moves to the National Football League."
"We are fully committed to continuing SU Football's successful trajectory and the commitment, work ethic, integrity, and support for the personal and academic development of our student-athletes that Doug and his coaching staff embedded in the program," they continued. "Moving forward, we have full confidence in Dr. Daryl Gross to find the right successor to build on this success."