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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