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             === Syracuse tabs Shafer as Marrone's replacement ===
 
 Syracuse,  NY (Sports Network)  - Scott Shafer was named the new head coach at
 Syracuse on Wednesday.
 
 Shafer,  the Orange's  defensive coordinator for the past four years, replaces
 Doug  Marrone,  who left to  take the coaching  vacancy with the NFL's Buffalo
 Bills.
 
 "I  look forward to representing the hard-nosed city of Syracuse and the great
 state  of New York as the head coach of Syracuse University," Shafer said. "We
 will  go to  work every day to put  a quality product on the field as we storm
 our  way  into the Atlantic  Coast Conference. We  are very motivated to start
 preparing  for  the 2013 campaign with  our current team and incoming student-
 athletes."
 
 During  his four-year  tenure as  coordinator, Shafer's  defenses have  ranked
 among the nation's best in various categories. In 2010, he earned a nomination
 for the Broyles Award as the FBS' top assistant coach after his unit was No. 7
 in the country.
 
 Shafer was also a collegiate  assistant at  Michigan (2008),  Stanford (2007),
 Western Michigan (2005-06), Illinois (2004), Northern Illinois (1996-2003) and
 Rhode Island (1993-95).
 
 Marrone  was 25-25  and led Syracuse to  a pair of Pinstripe Bowl wins in four
 years  at his  alma mater, turning around  a program that had just 10 wins the
 previous four seasons.
 
 
 
 
 01/09 12:00:51 ET

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