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The Bills also interviewed former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

The Bills were scheduled to meet with Mike McCoy in Denver on Saturday, but the Broncos offensive coordinator postponed the interview.

Marrone has had little time to enjoy a 38-14 victory over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl, which he called his “greatest win.” On Dec. 31, after driving home, he attended the men’s basketball game in which the Orange beat Central Connecticut, 96-62. He celebrated new year’s eve at Orange coach Jim Boeheim’s home. Soon after, his phone started ringing with news about potential job offers.

As a result, Marrone on Monday was short on answers when it came to his vision regarding the Bills.

He said he’d have to begin looking at film before determining the status of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s future in Buffalo is in question. Nix has already said he intends to improve the position in the draft and potentially in free agency. Fitzpatrick is also due a $3 million bonus in March from the six-year, $59 million contract extension he signed in October 2011.

It was too early to ask Marrone about who he might hire as assistants. He would only say he’s looking for coaches with NFL experience to fill his two coordinators’ jobs.

Same thing about how Marrone intends to improve a high-priced but underachieving defense that was one of the NFL’s worst during Gailey’s three seasons.

“I’m excited to get back to work soon,” Marrone said. “It’s a lot of responsibility. I feel I’m the best person for this job.”

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