The Buffalo Bills have decided to stay “in house” for their next general manager, choosing St. John Fisher graduate Russ Brandon. The announcement came Saturday evening. Brandon came up through the business side of the Bills, but has been exceptionally successful. He was the driving force behind moving Buffalo's training camp to St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Brandon will have the title of Chief Operating Officer, and according to a Bills press release sent Saturday, he will oversea day-to-day operations at One Bills Drive, including business and football operations. In addition, Tom Modrak has been promoted to Vice President of College Scouting after four years as assistant general manager. John Guy, who had been Director of Pro Personnel since 2001, was promoted to Vice President of Pro Personnel. Together, Modrak and Guy have 36 years of football experience. Bills owner Ralph Wilson said Saturday Brandon will be the man to: “pull it all together”.