Confirming a report from December, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone announced today that assistant coaches Dan Conley and Jimmy Brumbaugh will not return.
Marrone told Brent Axe from The Score 1260 in Syracuse that both coaches would remain under contract, but would “not be coaches on the field” and would be “free to pursue other opportunities.”
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» Read The Juice Online’s original report
When contacted back in December regarding The Juice Online’s report, a Syracuse University spokesman said that “all coaches were under contract.”
Brumbaugh came to Syracuse in 2010 to be the defensive line coach. In the 2011 season, he was in charge of defensive tackles. He had previously coached at Louisiana Tech. Brumbaugh graduated from Auburn, where he was a 1997 All-SEC First Team selection. In his college career, Brumbaugh played in 48 games, recording 291 tackles and 15 sacks.
Conley played for Syracuse and graduated in 1995. He was a two-time All Big East First Team selection, and was voted to Syracuse University’s All-Century Team. Conley had been SU’s linebackers coach since the 2008 season. Prior to returning to the Orange, Conley had coached at Wagner.
The moves came after the Orange struggled last year on defense. SU gave up 28.5 points per game, which was 75th in the NCAA.