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Polian thinks Marrone has perfect resume

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 21, 2013 – 8:15 pm

The ties between new Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone, and former Bills GM Bill Polian go way back. All the way to Mt. St. Michael’s Academy in the Bronx, the alma mater for both Marrone and Polian.

Polian mentioned those ties Thursday night, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show podcast.

“I know a lot about Doug, we went to the same high school, Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx,” Polian said. “He was a far better football player than I was. The bottom line is, I recommended him very strongly for the Syracuse job, a lot of people did that. We’ve been friends a long time. I followed his career for a long time because he’s a Mount guy, and the he was friendly with people on our staff.”

Polian said he had Marrone number one on his list of potential head coaching candidates when he left his job with the Indianapolis Colts a year ago. And he told host John Murphy Marrone has the perfect professional background to be an NFL Head Coach.

“He has the exact kind of background that you want—pro player, pro assistant, pro coordinator, college head coach, now NFL head coach. He’s far more ready to be a head coach than someone who’s coming from a coordinator’s position in the NFL, because he’s already dealt with the demands of head coaching.”

The entire inteview with Bill Polian is available at

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