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Thursday, January 6, 2005
Syracuse also reportedly interviews Texas DC news services

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Syracuse has received permission from the Buffalo Bills to interview defensive coordinator Jerry Gray for their head coaching position.

Bills president Tom Donahoe said Thursday that the team granted Syracuse permission to interview Gray for the job that opened when Paul Pasqualoni was fired last week.

"Interviews never hurt you, to go through the process," Donahoe said. "The experience is good, whether it's a college job or a pro job."

Gray was not available for comment and has not returned messages since the team's season ended last weekend.

University of Texas co-defensive coordinator Greg Robinson interviewed for the position Thursday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. A source close to the Texas program told the paper that Robinson would accept the position if it were offered and expected to hear in "the next few days" if he's the top candidate.

Syracuse is also interested in New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.

Also Thursday, Orange offensive coordinator George DeLeone left the program, accepting a job as offensive line coach at Mississippi.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.