Monday, November 22, 2010

Bob Casullo No Longer Coach at Syracuse

In a surprise move, given that there is only 1 week left in the regular season, Doug Marrone has chosen to "part ways" with Assistant Coach Bob Casullo. According to HCDM, "Bob and I have decided that it's in the best interest of the program to part ways."

Casullo rejoined the Syracuse University community after holding coaching jobs at Georgia Tech, Michigan State, and numerous NFL coaching positions. He was asked by Doug Marrone to join him on the Hill last season to help restore the Orangemen tradition. Casullo coached Special Teams and Tight Ends.

John Anselmo, defensive backs coach, will take over the Special Teams coaching duties and Quarterback coach Nathaniel Hackett will add Tight Ends to his responsibilities.

It's a surprise move considering there is just one week left in the regular season. With Syracuse going to a bowl game for the first time in what feels like a decade, one would have assumed that Marrone would have kept Bob Casullo along for the ride.

However, with special teams being an extremely disappointing area of the football program going back to last season and carrying over into this season, many observers felt that Casullo would not be back for the 2011 season.

It's an early move, but a move that had to be made. If Syracuse wants to beat Boston College and whoever they will face in a bowl game, they will need the offense, the defense and the full potential of the special teams unit to be successful.

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