Syracuse’s 2010 Class Shows a Return to Recruiting Roots

Posted by Dan Lyons on December-8-2009 Add Comments

Doug Marrone is not the first football coach to attempt to rejuvenate a once-proud Syracuse program.  

In 1981, a man named Dick MacPherson became the head coach at Syracuse University, after a disappointing six-year tenure by Frank Maloney.  

Coach "Mac" started his career with a few mediocre seasons, but the winds of change came with his recruiting philosophy, which would allow him to land a bevy of great players in nine years at the helm.  

One of these players was a talented young offensive tackle from the Bronx named Doug Marrone.

Marrone entered Syracuse University in 1983, one year before the monumental upset of the nation's No. 1 team—the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The win that would forever ma...

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