SU assistant coach changes mind, leaves football team

Syracuse University running backs coach Roger Harriott has elected to leave the Orange coaching staff, head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday night. Harriott is returning to his position as athletics director and football coach at the University School in Florida.

My family and I have realized that this was not the right decision for us at this time. I regret that we have put Coach Marrone and the Syracuse football family in this situation," Harriott said. "I respect Coach Marrone as a person and a coach. I believe in the direction he is taking this program and the quality staff he has here. Syracuse is a great University with a proud tradition. I know that Coach Marrone will return the program to national prominence.

A national search for a new running backs coach is underway.

Courtesy: SU Athletics