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Donovan McNabb Weighs in on SU Coaching Search

Posted by Todd Kramer on December 3, 2008


Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers


He may not know the NFL’s overtime rules, but Eagles quarterback and former Syracuse great Donovan McNabb knows who he wants to replace Greg Robinson as Orange head football coach. McNabb is one of several SU alumni to voice an opinion to The Sporting News.  

Kevin Rogers, McNabb’s former mentor during his time as Eagles quarterbacks coach and current Vikings QBs coach, is a good fit, McNabb told the Sporting News Magazine, because “he’s a guy who can recruit the East…He could be a guy that could come in and do the right things with the offense and the defense.”

Other alumni who weighed in on the coaching search include former Ravens defensive end Rob Burnett, who thinks New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone is the man for the job.  Marrone is a Syracuse grad who, Burnett says, “cares about the program and would not be a guy who is just picking up a check.”

Former SU receiver Qadry Ismail continued to endorse Randy Edsall, saying he’s spoken with the UConn coach, but Edsall firmly denies that.  He told the Associated Press, “This is ridiculous. The last time I talked to Qadry Ismail was over a year ago on a plane.”

Ismail also promoted Buffalo coach Turner Gill as a good fit for SU.


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