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Reports: Hackett to leave SU, join the Buffalo Bills

SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will reportedly leave the Orange football team and join the Buffalo Bills, along with Doug Marrone.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will reportedly leave the Orange football team and join the Buffalo Bills, along with Doug Marrone.

It seems like a pretty big blow to the team when it comes to recruiting, but on Tuesday, Matt Pradlin – the high school coach of highly touted quarterback Zach Allen – said Allen was still committed to the Orange and had been told that Hackett would be staying at Syracuse as offensive coordinator.

Now, that no longer seems to be the case.

The Buffalo News and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy are both reporting that Hackett is leaving SU to join Doug Marrone in Buffalo, where he’ll reportedly serve as the Bill offensive coordinator.

Not only did Hackett recruit Allen and another 3-star quarterback prospect – Austin Wilson – he was also the architect of the greatest offensive season in Syracuse history.

This past year, the Orange broke nearly ever major offensive record on the books and finished 18th nationally in total offense.

Hackett will be returning to the NFL where he spent four years as an offensive assistant, including two seasons with the Bills.

And here’s a little something else to keep an eye on: Doug Marrone’s in Buffalo, along with his record-setting coordinator and the Bills still need a quarterback. Ryan Nassib is one of the highest rated quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. So, who knows? They could all come together again with the Bills.

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