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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Rex Ryans first full day on the job as Buffalo Bills coach featu
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导出博客文章ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Rex Ryans first full day on the job as Buffalo Bills coach featured a much anticipated switch of co-ordinators.Greg Roman was hired to run the offence, and Jim Schwartz is out as defensive co-ordinator in a pair of moves announced by the team Tuesday afternoon.Both decisions did not come as a surprise under Ryan, who arrived in Buffalo earlier in the day.Schwartz and Roman were among 12 candidates interviewed by the Bills to replace coach Doug Marrone, who stepped down abruptly on Dec. 31.Schwartz is now free to pursue other jobs after his contract was terminated. The former Detroit Lions coach spent one season in Buffalo, where he played a significant role in helping the Bills defence lead the NFL with 54 sacks, finish fourth in yards allowed and produce three Pro Bowl linemen.Ryan is a defensive specialist, and has traditionally used an attacking three-lineman, four-linebacker alignment. That differs from Schwartz, who preferred going with a 4-3 alignment that didnt rely on much blitzing.I wanted to give Jim the opportunity to pursue other opportunities, and so we have terminated his contract, Ryan said in a statement released by the Bills. He did a terrific job with the Bills defence this past year, and our plan is for our defence to continue to play well and be a dominating force.Ryan, who was fired after six seasons with the New York Jets, is expected to hire a number of members of his former defensive staff, including co-ordinator Dennis Thurman.The switch means the Bills defence will be led by a fifth co-ordinator in as many seasons.Schwartz was highly popular among Bills players, including veteran tackle Kyle Williams.Following the season, Williams said he intended to chain (Schwartz) to a car in the parking lot to prevent the co-ordinator from leaving.As for Roman, he had been in talks to become the Bills offensive co-ordinator since Ryan tentatively agreed to a contract on Sunday.Roman spent the previous four seasons serving as the San Francisco 49ers offensive co-ordinator. His status in San Francisco was uncertain after coach Jim Harbaugh left to coach Michigan.Roman and Ryan share a similar run-first philosophy. In San Francisco, the 49ers running attack ranked in the NFLs top 10 in each of the past four seasons.Roman and Ryan also previously worked together as assistants with the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 and 2007.He replaces Nathaniel Hackett, who was not expected to be retained after two seasons in Buffalo. Hackett was one of a number of Marrones assistants at Syracuse, who followed their coach to Buffalo in January 2013.The Bills offence struggled under Hackett. After finishing 19th in the NFL in yards offence in 2013, Buffalo dropped to 26th this past season.Ryan is scheduled to be formally introduced as the Bills coach during a news conference Wednesday.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL DURHAM, N.C. -- Theyll remember the OT from the first Syracuse-Duke game -- and the Ts that decided Round 2. The rematch of one of college basketballs best games of the season ended with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim ejected after he charged onto the court to argue a block/charge call. Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew that game-changing charging call, which helped No. 5 Duke beat No. 1 Syracuse 66-60 on Saturday night. "I just thought that was the worst call of the year, thats all," Boeheim said. "I hated to see the game decided on that call." Freshman Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jerami Grant had 17 points and C.J. Fair, the player who was called for the charge, finished with 13 for the Orange (25-2, 12-2). The first meeting between these teams was an overtime game considered an instant classic and won by Syracuse. The rematch was just as close but it will be remembered more for Boeheims exit with about 10 seconds to play. "Both teams were worthy of winning this game, and both teams were worthy of winning up there," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "So going 1-1 was probably the way it should be." Syracuse had the ball down 60-58 when Fair drove for an apparent tying layup. But official Tony Greene whistled Fair for charging -- and Boeheim shot onto the court to argue. Greene slapped him with two technical fouls and ejected him. "People will remember this one for 30 years because the old coach went out there and got a little excited," Boeheim said. "I think the fans will remember Jim Boeheim down here. Two great games." Quinn Cook iced it by hitting three free throws with 10.4 seconds left to make it 63-58. That helped the Blue Devils bounce back from a loss to hated rival North Carolina less than 48 hours earlier. It meant they avoided their first regular-season losing streak since 2009 and it extended their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 31 games. "Thats the way its going to be in the ACC tournament and then the NCAA," Parker said. "Weve got to play back-to-back competitive games, but I think were going to get used to it." Meanwhile, the Orange -- whose 25-0 start was spoiled three nights earlier by an overtime loss at home to sub-.500 Boston College -- are the first top-ranked team to lose twice in a week since Texas in 2010. "I dont think well probably play anymore," Boeheim said, his words laced with sarcasm. "I think well just give up." It was Dukes ninth win over a No. 1-ranked team and first since 1997. Star freshman Tyler Ennis of Brampton, Ont., finished with nine points on 2-of-13 shooting and he and fellow starting guard Trevor Cooney combined to miss all five of theiir 3-point attempts for the Orange.dddddddddddd. Three times in the final 90 seconds, they had the ball down by three or fewer points -- but all anyone will remember is that drive by Fair. He blew past Tyler Thornton along the left baseline and -- as Hood slid over to cut him off -- he flipped up a shot that banked in. Greene blew his whistle and waved it off to call Fair for charging. "Regardless of whether they called a block or a charge, I was going to be there and help Tyler out," Hood said. "I honestly didnt know (what the call would be). ... I thought I was there the whole time, but you never know." That brought an incensed Boeheim off the bench and well onto the court to argue. Once he was tossed, the game was effectively over. "I think maybe (if) we didnt get the techs, we probably still had a chance to win," Fair said. This one always seemed destined for a tight finish, even after Duke appeared to take control down the stretch. The Blue Devils scored on six consecutive possessions, keyed by Cooks 3-pointer that pushed the lead to 53-47 with just under 7 minutes left. Three trips later, Parker soared to dunk the rebound of Hoods missed 3 -- which restored the Blue Devils six-point lead and sent the Cameron Crazies into earsplitting delirium. But Ennis followed with a layup and Grant hit a jumper in transition, and things stayed tight until those technical fouls. The game again matched the two winningest mens coaches in Division I history in Hall of Famers Krzyzewski and Boeheim -- who, by the end of the night, combined for 1,924 victories. Round 1 went to Boeheim earlier this month in a game for the ages, with the Orange claiming a 91-89 victory in overtime after Dukes Rasheed Sulaimon hit a buzzer-beating, tying 3 at the end of regulation before 35,446 fans at the Carrier Dome. There were about one-quarter of that many at 9,314-seat Cameron -- but the 74-year-old building rocked all night with a ferocity usually reserved for the annual visit from North Carolina. "Another great game. Different from the first one because it seemed like both teams were scoring easy up in Syracuse, and today it was really difficult to score," Krzyzewski said. "I dont know how either team could play any harder." And from the opening tip, this one felt like a continuation of that OT thriller -- with players from both sides turning in highlight-reel plays, from Marshall Plumlees vicious dunk of a missed 3 by Sulaimon, to Ennis emphatic block of a layup by Cook. Syracuse maxed out its lead at nine on a 3-pointer by Duke transfer Michael Gbinije midway through the first half. The Blue Devils rallied to tie it at 26 at the break on Sulaimons fast-break layup with about a minute left, and it stayed tense the rest of the way. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
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