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Doug Marrone Hired as Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Coach

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Doug Marrone is now an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Doug Marrone is now an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Former Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has a new gig, but probably not the one he envisioned when he opted out of his contract on New Year’s Eve.

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Marrone to be their assistant head coach/offensive line, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union and John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Dennis Thurman as Defensive Coordinator, Seven More Assistant Coaches from New York Jets

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan’s defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Having announced the hirings of Rex Ryan as head coach and Greg Roman as offensive coordinator earlier this week, the Buffalo Bills continued filling out their new coaching staff Thursday, when they announced the hiring of Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator and seven other men to other assistant coaching roles.

All eight additions to the staff come from the New York Jets, where they worked for Ryan last season.

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Highlights from Rex Ryan’s First Buffalo Bills Press Conference

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Rex Ryan was officially introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ 18th head coach in franchise history Wednesday and as expected, the team’s new leader was candid and charismatic like he was during his six-year tenure with the New York Jets.

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Buffalo Bills Hiring Rex Ryan Leads to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Columnist: Josh Cornwall

When the Buffalo Bills were spurned by head coach Doug Marrone just hours before the turn of the New Year, few could have predicted the 12-day journey that would lead them to hiring former New York Jets head man Rex Ryan. Despite a laundry list of candidates, including 12 who were interviewed for the head coach position, owners Terry and Kim Pegula wrangled in the former division rival.

They had their guy.

Bills fans have heard that sentiment before. Too much. But the Pegulas’ first major action as new owners had a different feel, for the first time since Wade Phillips took over the team’s coaching job in the late 1990s.

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Coaching Changes: Buffalo Bills Hire Greg Roman, Fire Jim Schwartz

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills' new offensive coordinator. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills’ new offensive coordinator. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ coaching staff under new head coach Rex Ryan is starting to take shape. The Buffalo Bills announced the hiring of Greg Roman as offensive coordinator Tuesday, while they also announced the termination of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz from his contract.

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