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Out of the Herd: Marshall’s DC resigns

Doc Holliday

In Marshall’s season finale Friday, the Herd scored 59 points… and lost after giving up 65 to East Carolina.

A day later, the man in charge of that toothless defense has found himself out of a job.

In a press release, Marshall announced that Chris Rippon had resigned (winkwinknudgenudge) his position as the Herd’s defensive coordinator.  The move was effective immedtaiely.

“I would like to thank Chris for all of his service to our program,” said head coach Doc Holliday (pictured) in a statement. “We wish him and his family the best.”

Rippon had spent the last three seasons leading the Herd’s defense.

Entering this weekend’s game, Marshall was 120th in scoring defense and 99th in total defense.  In Rippon’s three seasons with the program, the Herd never finished higher than 71st in either of those categories.

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3 Responses to “Out of the Herd: Marshall’s DC resigns”
  1. raysfan1 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:42 AM

    I like to imagine Doc Holliday called the DC into his office and said “Why, you’re no daisy at all!”

  2. mauldawg says: Nov 25, 2012 2:28 PM

    The Herd will never be a winner again.C-USA is to much for them to handle.They need to go back to the MAC,but the MAC wont have them.They were good as a Div II school and thats where they belong.Once BP was caught cheating and left them high and dry the bottom fell out of the program.When they had to run a clean program they quit winningIf not for signing other teams rejects and criminals they couldn’t put a team on the field.

  3. wvucolumbus says: Nov 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    There will be another DC departing the team from the northern part of the same state.

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