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NEW YORK — Doug Marrone completed his fourth season at Syracuse with another successful homecoming, and hoped it wouldn’t be the last time he brings his team to the Bronx.

Marrone, a former Syracuse player and NFL assistant, took over a program that had crumbled into one of the worst in the BCS-automatic qualifying conferences in four terrible seasons under Greg Robinson.

In Marrone’s first three seasons, he managed one winning record in 2010 and Syracuse followed up that hopeful season by losing its last five games in 2011 to finish 5-7.

When the Orange started this season 2-4 there was speculation about Marrone’s job security, though athletic director Daryl Gross never wavered from his support of the 46-year-old coach.

Gross’ confidence was rewarded. The Orange finished the season with six wins in their final seven games, a share of the Big East title in their last season in the conference, and their second bowl victory at Yankee Stadium in the past three years.

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