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“Buffalo Bills Now!” UStream Show- Live at 9:05pm

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I’m pretty sure Sal Capaccio will have something to say about recent events.  Join him and his guest, ESPN.com blogger Tim Graham at 9:05pm.

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Bills introduce Chan Gailey as head coach

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

The Buffalo Bills officially introduced Chan Gailey as their new head coach at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Speaking in front of reporters for the first time alongside GM Buddy Nix, Gailey promised a consistent winner and outlined his goals for the organization moving forward. Nix, too, spoke candidly about some aspects of the Bills’ coaching search.

For those who missed the short press conference, here are a few of the major talking points.

Gailey to call his own plays: The biggest successes that Gailey has experienced as a head coach came as a play-caller, and he’ll assume that role in Buffalo as well. Gailey stated that he’d have a coach on his staff with the title of ‘offensive coordinator,’ but that he’d be calling plays on game days. He made it clear that he wanted the offense to be run a specific way, and the only person that could get it to his liking initially was himself.

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The Chan Gailey File

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

The Buffalo Bills have hired Chan Gailey as their next head coach. Right now fans understandably are miserable. Gailey is not regarded as a hot prospect and hasn’t been a head coach in the NFL in over a decade.

He certainly wasn’t the Bills’ first choice. Jim Harbaugh was offered the job last Wednesday and declined.  Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher and Charlie Weiss were all pursued.  The team was interested in talking to Brian Schottenheimer, Russ Grimm and Ron Rivera and none showed serious interest.

So the Gailey era is set to begin.  At best most consider Gailey a retread while at worst his hire further contributes to the organization’s perceived laughingstock league-wide reputation.

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Bills Name Chan Gailey Head Coach

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

The Chan Gailey era has officially begun.

The 57-year old former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech coach has agreed to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

There will be a press conference today at 2pm.

Gailey fit the criteria that new Bills general manager Buddy Nix was looking for; a head coach with experience who’s regarded as an offensive mind.

Although it doesn’t seem like there was a rush to hire Gailey the Bills had to make a decision.  Gailey was considering taking the offensive coordinator job in Chicago.

Gailey was last a head coach in the NFL in 1998-99 with Dallas.  He led the Cowboys to the playoffs in both seasons, but following a 10-6 record his first year was fired after stumbling to 8-8 in 1999 when the team backed into the playoffs and lost to Minnesota in the first round, 27-10.

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Niagara routes Marist to move to 4-4 in MAAC

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:18 am

The Niagara men’s basketball team (11-9, 4-4 MAAC) used a hot start to the second half to help defeat Marist (1-17, 1-7 MAAC) 72-56 at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The victory snapped a three-game road losing streak and evened the Purple Eagles’ conference mark at 4-4.

Niagara scored the first nine points of the second half thanks to an aggressive full court trapping defense. The Purple Eagles run extended to 23-7 and Niagara led by as many as 22 after the break. NU forced 18 turnovers and scored 18 points of off Marist’s miscues.

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Griffs fall short at Fairfield

  • Posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:02 am

Fairfield senior Yorel Hawkins scored 21 points and freshman guard Derek Needham added 17, and the host Stags were able to hold off a last second run by Canisius to hold on for a 76-74 victory Monday afternoon in the Arena at Harbor Yard. The win improves Fairfield to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in the MAAC, while the Golden Griffins slipped to 9-10 overall and 4-4 in league play.

For the Griffs, junior Julius Coles scored a game-high 24 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists in the losing effort while senior guard Frank Turner chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Canisius shot 51 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from 3-point range against Fairfield, but the Stags were able to turn 18 Canisius turnovers into 24 points, with 16 of those points coming in the game’s final 20 minutes.
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