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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Marshall TE Ryan Yurachek "performed well" during the team's pro day on Wednesday.

Yurachek measured in at 6-foot, 240 pounds and proceeded to put up athletic testing marks which included a 4.74-second 40-yard dash, a 4.44-second 20-yard shuttle and a 7.26-second three-cone drill. Pauline views him as an underrated tight end prospect, but he'll be on the fringe of selection for the draft come April.
Mar 8 - 5:17 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that about 16 teams were in attendance to see Marshall QB Chase Litton's pro day.

Pauline mentions that there were several teams who couldn't make it out to West Virginia because of the nor'easter. The workout apparently went well, as he mentions that only three of his passes out of 75 thrown ended up on the ground."He’s receiving a lot of interest from the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns," Pauline closes with. Litton currently projects as a late Day 3 selection.
Mar 8 - 12:43 PM

Marshall QB Chase Litton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.90 seconds on Saturday in the NFL Scouting Combine.

Litton (6'5/230) didn't rank near the top of any of the athletic tests, which isn't a surprise; he certainly wasn't known for his speed during his time at Marshall. The arm is what will make or break Litton as a prospect, and for the most part, he threw the ball with accuracy and confident.'s Lance Zierlein currently rates Litton as a seventh-round pick, with a chance of being an undrafted free agent.
Mar 4 - 12:41 AM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Marshall will hire Charlotte OL coach Greg Adkins to serve in the same capacity.

Adkins landed at Charlotte last offseason after Oklahoma State cut bait with the 49-year-old assistant in early January. Prior to those gigs with the 49ers and Cowboys, he previously worked as offensive line coach at Georgia (1997-2000), Troy (2001-02), Tennessee (2006-08) and Syracuse (2009-12).
Feb 23 - 2:12 PM

Marshall redshirt sophomore DT Larry Aaron passed away following complications from a New Year's Eve shooting which had left him paralyzed.

Aaron was paralyzed after he was struck in the back by a stray bullet while at a New Year's Eve party. He took the bullet while stepping in front of his girlfriend in order to protect her. After almost two months struggling with complications, sadly, the defensive tackle has passed away. In a statement, HC Doc Holliday said, "His loss will be felt in every corner of our program and his spirit will never be forgotten." Aaron was just 19 years old.
Feb 22 - 3:51 PM

Wagner redshirt junior QB Alex Thomson transferred to Marshall as a graduate.

Thomson (6'5/225) opted for the Thundering Herd over Baylor and Tennessee. He'll have two years eligibility remaining with the program beginning with the 2018 campaign. Last offseason, the gunslinger began working with Phil Simms, who has been through the roof not just in his potential as an FBS passer, but also as a future pro. Said Simms, "He’s athletic, smart and tough, and he’s just scratching the surface as a player. He’s as good as the back-up quarterbacks in the NFL right now. I really believe that. He’s legit." At Marshall, he'll be battling this spring and summer to replace the outgoing Chase Litton for starting honors in the 2018 campaign.
Feb 7 - 11:59 AM

Marshall co-OC/quarterbacks coach Todd Goebbel has moved to tight ends coach.

Goebbel is not losing his co-offensive coordinator tag, but he is shifting over from the quarterbacks room to work with Thundering Herd tight ends. This new role will not be a foreign one. He was actually initially hired to that post when he joined Marshall's staff in 2015.
Jan 31 - 6:34 PM

Marshall promoted LB coach Adam Fuller to defensive coordinator.

Football Scoop reportedly this as likely in early January. It has now officially come to pass. Fuller has been on staff with Marshall since 2013.
Jan 31 - 4:10 PM

Marshall hired Sam Houston State OC Tim Cramsey to serve in the same capacity.

An intriguing hire by the Thundering Herd, here. Cramsey helped guide a Sam Houston State offense which torched the competition last season in leading the FCS in a number of offensive categories, including total offense (538.1 yards per game), scoring offense (43.3 points per game) and passing offense (362.7 yards per game). He likewise found great success as offensive coordinator with Montana State (2013-15). In terms of his FBS experience, he's served as OC with Nevada (2016) and FIU (2012).
Jan 31 - 4:04 PM

Marshall junior QB Chase Litton will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Litton (6'6/207) was an incredibly consistent quarterback during his three years at Marshall, throwing for at least 23 touchdowns in each of his campaigns with the Thundering Herd. He figures to be an interesting evaluation over the coming months. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell refers to him as a "love/hate prospect" depending on the evaluator. CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso, for one, tabbed him as one of the more underrated prospects in the country near the end of October, citing a "Jimmy Garoppolo-like delivery." Just where Litton might fall in the draft has some variance to it -- we wouldn't be shocked to see him off the board late on Day 2, nor would we be surprised if he slid to near the end of Day 3 or even went undrafted altogether.
Jan 14 - 12:55 PM

Football Scoop reports that Marshall LB coach Adam Fuller is likely to be named the new defensive coordinator.

Fuller has been with the Thundering Herd since 2013. He would replace Chuck Heater, who left Marshall to become the safety coach at Maryland.
Jan 6 - 6:00 PM

Marshall redshirt freshman DT Larry Aaron was paralyzed after being struck by stray gunfire during a New Year's Eve Party.

"I'm in shock myself. I'm just numb. It's such a freak accident," said Melissa Aaron, Larry's mother. According to Ms. Aaron, the 6-foot-5, 272-pounder's injuries are not considered life-threatening, but he currently has no feeling in his legs. The redshirt freshman appeared in eight games this season. "He is in good spirits and he's talking with teammates," said Ms. Aaron. "I'm so proud of how the Marshall family sticks together."
Jan 2 - 1:42 PM

Marshall OC/TE coach Bill Legg has resigned.

This will be something of a sea change as the Thundering Herd look to replace Legg, as he has been serving as offensive coordinator since 2009. It's not known at this juncture just why he opted to step aside. He called it a "difficult decision" in the school's press release without diving into further details.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Chase Litton completed 17-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 31-28 win over Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

After a scoreless first quarter, the 6-foot-6, 232-pound Litton finally got things revved -- and in dramatic fashion at that -- when he connected with Tyre Brady for a 76-yard touchdown. He's proven incredibly consistent throughout his career, having now thrown for at least 23 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons at Marshall. He could potentially crack Day 2 should he declare for the draft, but there's some fluidity to that stock profile. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell passes along that Litton is a "love/hate prospect, depending on whom you ask."
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 09:09:00 PM

Marshall redshirt junior WR Tyre Brady (undisclosed) caught six passes for 165 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-28 win over Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Brady (6'3/204) missed the final two games of the regular-season campaign due to his undisclosed injury concern, but showed no limitation in helping to down the Rams on Saturday. He's done a lovely job on the whole when healthy this season, finishing the year the owner of a 62-942-eight receiving line. Brady is eligible to declare for the draft, but there's been no rumblings of a jump at this juncture. He'll be gunning for his first career 1,000-yard campaign in 2018 assuming he returns to the Thundering Herd.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:51:00 PM

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