HUNTINGTON - Marshall's sub-Varsity featured some surprising players playing for the Herd in a Sunday afternoon meeting with Hargrave Military Academy at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium on October 5. But the Tigers had a surprise of their own in new quarterback A.J. Blue (Gastonia, N.C.) in a 20-0 win over the Herd's scout team and back-ups who are not being red-shirted.
October 5, 2008
The US won the gold medal in men's basketball this year at Beijing in the Olympic Games held in China, redeeming a drop to bronze in 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Marshall University last saw its football team post a winning regular season and make a trip to a bowl that same year, and the Herd is hoping to have a turnaround from a tough 3-9, injury-plagued season in 2007 starting game one.
August 29, 2008
One down, one to go, was the theme of Wednesday morning when the Thundering Herd finished the next-to-last morning workout with some highlights on both sides of the ball. Defensively, you would have not know that, however, as Defensive Coordinator Rick Minter gave his white-shirted charges about an ear-full for 15 minutes after Head Coach Mark Snyder dismissed the team.
August 20, 2008
Coach Mark Snyder often tells the media that practice is scripted to allow either the offense or the defense to win a practice by the plays put in or the "tools" players are allowed to use. On Wednesday morning, however, it looked like except for one trick play long touchdown, the defense was the unit who had skipped breakfast and ate up the offense all morning in the second two-a-day workday.
August 13, 2008
Marshall turned up the hitting with the first true "two-a-day" practice day of the August 2008 camp. Mark Snyder was happy with the "thud" practice that is hitting without taking offensive players down to the ground, and there was some very good plays on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, which is exactly how Snyder would have it during the third day in full pads.
August 11, 2008
Marshall put the first day of pads under its belts with some good hitting and no major injuries. While the coaches are trying to strike a balance between needed hitting and not hitting to injury, the highlight of Saturday's practice was a crack-back block by receiver Bryant Milligan that sprung Darius Passmore for a touchdown during team. Terrell Edwards continued to run well, like he did spring.
August 9, 2008
Marshall began the 2008 season the way Herd football teams have began since this writer was a freshman student-manager in 1975: moving in (then-Hodges; now-Twin Towers East), checking in with the coaches (then-Gullickson Hall; now-Shewey Athletic Center) and heading to the field (then-Fairfield Stadium; now-Joan C. Edwards Stadium). At least the jerseys are still green, white & red (for QBs).
August 3, 2008