Pasqualoni was awful, the BE was an even bigger joke back then and they'd get to bigger bowl games based on that. SU was as bad of a program as a div I program could be, he turned them around and had them tied for the BE title where the co-champ destroyed Florida in the Sugar Bowl. I don't know if Marrone will be a successful NFL HC but you cannot question the outstanding job he did in turning around a joke of a program.
I like that Buffalo didn't go with a retread but lets be real. Going from the bottom to being bowl eligible in the Big East is not a grand accomplishment. Time will tell but his hiring the Cuse OC is questionable.