A day after National Signing Day, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach.
Moore spent the past four years coaching the same position at Syracuse, including the first three under Marrone. The 45-year-old will also be reunited with Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who followed Marrone to Buffalo from Syracuse last year.
â??We celebrate Rob Mooreâ??s opportunity to coach in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills and look forward to recruiting the next best person to help our program attack the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014," said Syracuse Head Coach Scott Shafer in an email statement. "We have communicated our plan with our team and our National Letter of Intent signees. As soon as we hire our new coach, we look forward to introducing him to Cuse Nation.â??
Moore was a star receiver Syracuse in the 1980s. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection during a 12-year NFL career split between the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.
In Buffalo, he fills the vacancy left after Ike Hilliard was fired a day after the Bills closed their season. Moore will be responsible for overseeing a young group of receivers that featured two rookies last season.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)