Heard this as well through a contact of mine earlier.
Syracuse University is likely to promote defensive coordinator Scott Shafer as head football coach to replace Doug Marrone, according to one recruit who has signed to play for the Orange.
Darius Kelly, a defensive back from Tucson, Ariz., said today he was told by Syracuse assistant coach Donnie Henderson during a Monday phone call that Shafer is being promoted to take over for Marrone, who resigned to become head football coach of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
“He basically told me Shafer is going to be the coach for now,” Kelly said. “They plan on announcing that Sunday.”