Scott Shafer named Syracuse coach

Updated: January 9, 2013, 11:03 AM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

MIAMI -- Syracuse defensive coordinator Scott Shafer will be named the Orange's new coach.

Shafer replaces Doug Marrone, who left his alma mater to become coach of the Buffalo Bills.

The school confirmed Shafer's promotion Wednesday.

"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 in a statement. "We will go to work every day to put a quality product on the field ...

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