Preview 2018: Previewing and looking ahead to the Marshall Thundering Herd season with what you need to know.
Preview 2018: Marshall Thundering Herd
– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players, Key Game, Fun Stats
– What Will Happen & Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– Marshall Previews 2017 | 2016 | 2015
Really, Marshall? You’re going to let Florida Atlantic take over your conference?
With 23 wins, three bowl victories, and a Conference USA championship, Marshall was on a terrific run from 2013 to 2015 before the bottom inexplicably dropped out in a 3-9 2016 season.
Head coach Doc Holliday pulled the program up out of the nosedive last year, but no one really noticed thanks to everything Lane Kiffin pulled off down in Boca Raton. And now it’s time for Marshall to take the league back.
Holliday has had an interesting run, overcoming a rocky start to turn the program around, and now he appears ready to do it again.
Nine starters return to a defense that was among the league’s best, but had a few problems in the middle of the season.
The entire front seven is back, the secondary can hit, and there’s enough depth and all-star talent to be a rock. Third in the conference in total defense and second in points allowed, Marshall will be even better.
The skill talent is as strong as any in the league, especially with the addition of Wagner grad transfer Alex Thomson to battle in the quarterback race. All five starters are back up front, the backs are great, and Tyre Brady is poised to build off his breakthrough season as the star of a strong receiving corps.
Will it all be enough to take back the Conference USA championship and be a star on a national scale? Yeah, but that Florida Atlantic team is going to be very, very good, too.