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Marshall dismissed senior S Tiquan Lang due to a violation of team rules.

No word as to what the precipitating incident was that led to Lang's outright dismissal. The 5-foot-9, 172-pounder had previously gotten into trouble this offseason after he was arrested in early May on suspicion of DUI, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, so this most recent unknown incident might have just been the nail in the coffin. Lang registered 91 tackles and two pick-sixes last season.
Aug 27 - 1:55 PM

Marshall junior TE Ryan Yurachek was named to the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List.

Yurachek snatched 44 catches for 417 yards and nine touchdowns last year. He was also named Second-Team Preseason All-Conference USA by Athlon.
Aug 13 - 6:51 PM

Marshall dismissed redshirt junior LB Raheim Huskey for a violation of team rules and practices.

No further word as to what Huskey did to land himself in hot, dismissal-temperatured waters. This is not the first disciplinary action to be levied against the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder. He was indefinitely suspended from the Thundering Herd in October for a (presumably different) violation of team rules. HC Doc Holliday eventually reinstated him this spring. Huskey finishes out his Marshall career having recorded 48 tackles and a pair of sacks in 20 games.
Jul 26 - 4:00 PM

Marshall hired Dave Dunn to serve as TE coach.

Dunn had spent the last 10 years teaching at the Division III level with the Catholic University of America. In a statement, HC Doc Holliday said, "Dave brings a wealth of experience to our staff, including the last 11 as a college head coach. We are excited for him and his family to get started here and to be part of the Huntington community." With the move, previous TE coach Todd Goebbel shifts over to coaching the wide receiving corp.
Jun 2 - 12:30 PM

Marshall senior S Tiquan Lang faces multiple charges following a Saturday morning arrest.

Lang is charged with driving under the influence, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. Police found him passed out in a running car. Once they woke him, they discovered a Glock 27 under the seat. Xanax and the odor of marijuana were also found, though the pot itself couldn't be located and Lang said the Xanax had a prescription (the police will drop that charge if he presents it). Lang returned two interceptions for scores and was second on the team with 91 tackles last year.
May 3 - 6:11 PM

Panthers signed Marshall RB Devon Johnson.

Johnson (6'1/238) spent time at tight end, linebacker, and fullback before switching to tailback as a junior and senior, finishing his career with a 305-2,373-25 (7.8 YPC) rushing line but only 27 receptions. Johnson's final year was derailed by a back injury that cost him six games. He excelled at the Thundering Herd's Pro Day, running 4.59 with a 33-inch vertical. Nicknamed "Rockhead" for his bruising, no-frills playing style, Johnson has a future in the league on special teams and perhaps as a short-yardage runner.
May 2 - 8:24 PM

Panthers signed Marshall RB Devon Johnson.

Johnson (6'1/238) spent time at tight end, linebacker, and fullback before switching to tailback as a junior and senior, finishing his career with a 305-2,373-25 (7.8 YPC) rushing line but only 27 receptions. Johnson's final year was derailed by a back injury that cost him six games. He excelled at the Thundering Herd's Pro Day, running 4.59 with a 33-inch vertical. Nicknamed "Rockhead" for his bruising, no-frills playing style, Johnson has a future in the league on special teams and perhaps as a short-yardage runner.
May 1 - 12:31 PM

Marshall RB Devon Johnson has visited the Panthers and Bills.

In addition, Johnson has been privately worked out by both the 49ers and Seahawks. The early part of the 6-foot, 237-pounder's pre-draft process was wiped out by a back injury, but he's fine now.
Apr 22 - 6:33 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Marshall S D.J. Hunter could get drafted later this month because of his pro Day performance.

The 5-foot-11 1/8, 205-pound Hunter actually spent most of his collegiate career as an outside linebacker, if you can believe it. He played S as a junior and projects back there as a pro. Luckily, the kid has the wheels to make that work. At his Pro Day, Hunter had a 40 of 4.37 seconds. "He was quick in his pro-day workout, and also showed good ball skills," Brandt wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 8 - 2:28 PM

Michigan graduate CB Terry Richardson transferred to Marshall.

Richardson appeared in a singular game in 2015. Because this is a graduate transfer, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound corner will be allowed to jump through the NCAA rule hoop and play in 2016 without impediment. He was a four-star recruit out of high school, but has yet to find true success at the collegiate level. He'll look to attain that with the Thundering Herd before he closes out his playing career.
Apr 4 - 10:47 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL teams like Marshall RB Devon Johnson's "versatility and ability to line up just about anywhere in the backfield."

The 6-foot, 237-pounder was unable to participate at the Combine due to the back injury that stole most of his 2015 campaign (and was aggravated at the Shine Game), but he was able to give it a go this week at Marshall's pro day. Johnson clocked a 4.63 second forty and put up a 33.5 inch vertical and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He's a potential Day 3 selection.
Mar 12 - 7:03 PM

Marshall redshirt senior T Clint Van Horn was granted a medical redshirt sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Huge news for the Herd, who lock in one more year of an NFL-caliber (Day 3 projections) lineman. Van Horn, a Lombardi and Outland trophy Watch Lister over the summer, said he was so happy that he cried after learning the news. "When my teammates saw me bawling, they knew what had happened," he said. Van Horn missed the majority of 2015 due to injury but is expected to be full strength in the fall. "Getting Clint back this year is such a tremendous boost for the entire program," said Marshall coach Doc Holliday in a statement. "He is one of our leaders and truly embodies what it means to be a Marshall student-athlete."
Feb 24 - 7:28 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang indicated that Marshall T Clint Van Horn has "the size, strength and brawler mentality to project nicely inside at guard."

Van Horn--initially a walk-on--started at right tackle with the Thundering Herd over the course of the last three seasons, but Rang believes he lacks the athleticism to stick there in the NFL. In December, the analyst deemed him a "significant project," one who could earn himself a selection on Day 3 of the draft. It should be noted that in December, Rang wrote that the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder could have an issue adjusting to the three-point stance at guard. Understandable, given his lack of playing time at that position. Hence the "project" label.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 20 - 7:37 PM

Marshall signed four-star LB Jaquan Yulee.

Alabama loses one to Marshall. Yulee had been committed to the Crimson Tide cause since June, but de-committed in December before ultimately sending his NLI over to the Thundering Herd. ESPN 300 clocks him into the system at No. 207, No. 10 at his position. The Worldwide Leader believes that the 6-foot-1, 249-pounder is not a three-down linebacker at this point in his development. They see him as an inconsistent tackler who needs to improve in his coverage skills (Yulee tends to be more effective as a blitzer, the outlet notes).
Feb 8 - 9:19 PM

Michigan senior CB Terry Richardson will seek a graduate transfer.

Richardson barely played this season, seeing action in just one game. Richardson is from Detroit and was ranked as a four star recruit out of high school. He received plenty of offers out of high school.
Jan 12 - 12:50 PM


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