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Marshall University owns a unique tradition in college football. The program has overcome the tragedy of the 1970 plane crash to capture repeated conference and bowl championships. Follow the Herd here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

2007 recruits making the grade

Marshall football fans should receive a welcome surprise when players report to preseason camp on Wednesday. Nothing is certain, but it appears that virtually every member of the 2007 recruiting class is qualified academically and will join the team for Thursday’s 3:30 p.m. practice. This is especially significant along both sides of the line, where depth is needed. At least two defensive linemen and one on the offensive side likely will shed a redshirt.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Top choice for top newcomer

Last season it was tight end Cody Slate. In 2005, it was defensive end Albert McClellan. One year before, offensive lineman Doug Legursky stole the show. So, Thundering Herd fans, who will it be this year? Which newcomer will emerge and provide not only meaningful playing time, but a real impact this season?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Brown and Moss vs. Pennington

Get ready for Week 1 of the NFL football season Marshall University fans. All-time Thundering Herd wide receiver greats Troy Brown and Randy Moss of the New England Patriots will face off against quarterback Chad Pennington and AFC East rival New York. Brown officially re-joined the Pats by signing a one-year contract on Tuesday. It’s a tough call, but where do your rooting interests fall for this game?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Prediction time, Marshall fans

By far, this has been the most asked question directed in my direction in the past few weeks, so I’ll return the favor. What is your guess for Marshall’s record during the coming 12-game regular season? Obviously if you want to include a Conference USA Championship Game and bowl game in the mix, upping the total to 14 games, feel free. Also, what will have to go right (or not go wrong) for the Thundering Herd to return to postseason play? I look forward to the feedback. Thanks in advance.