Marshall University Football: From 1971's Young Thundering Herd victory against Xavier to becoming the winningest team of the 1990s.
Listed No. 2 as Marshall's all-time top passer behind Chad Pennington is the player who followed him in the lineup -- Byron Leftwich. He was a first round NFL draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. In 2007, he played three games with the Atlanta Falcons. In August 2008, he signed wi…
HUNTINGTON -- The dark days of Marshall University football, like these days of immense glory for the Thundering Herd, never will be forgotten. Not by this generation, at least.
HUNTINGTON -- Joe Williams, his wife, Shirley, and some friends traveled to Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 1970 to watch the Toledo Rockets roll to a 52-3 win over their Marshall Thundering Herd.
Take a look back at Randy's Moss' stellar collegiate and professional football career, which spanned three decades and began in Huntington at Marshall University. Moss played in the NFL for Minnesota, Oakland, New England and Tennessee. He had more than 150 career touchdowns and nearly 15,00…
Chad Pennington started at Marshall University as a quarterback in 1995. Since then, he has gone on to the NFL and played for the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. Still, he finds time to come back to Huntington, which has benefited from donations from his 1st and 10 Foundation.
Short of begging its Mid-American Conference counterparts to bring their football programs up a level in the near future, and playing a somewhat suspect non-conference schedule, Marshall did everything it possibly could do in 1999 to earn respect nationwide.
Coaches often say they learn more from their defeats than from their victories. As such, we can learn more about coaches from their losses than from their victories.