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Heater headed to the Herd?

Chuck Heater AP

A month and a half after Marshall’s defensive coordinator “resigned,” which came after giving up 124 points in back-to-back weeks to close out the season, it appears the Herd is on the verge of tabbing a replacement.

According to the Charleston Daily Mail, and citing a source close to the search, head coach Doc Holliday is on the verge of naming Chuck Heater as his new coordinator.  Heater would replace Chris Rippon, who held the job for the past three seasons.

An official announcement is expected within the next few days, the paper reported.

Holliday and Heater worked on Urban Meyer‘s staff at Florida from 2005-07, so there’s certainly a high-degree of familiarity there.

Heater has spent the past two seasons at Temple and was a candidate to replace Steve Addazio, who left to become the head coach at Boston College. ┬áHe’s also served on coaching staffs at, among others, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

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4 Responses to “Heater headed to the Herd?”
  1. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Jan 10, 2013 10:20 PM

    Doc Holliday and Chuck Heater sounds like a WWF tag team.

  2. John Taylor says: Jan 10, 2013 11:48 PM

    “Doc Holliday and Chuck Heater sounds like a WWF tag team.”


    Well done, sir. Well done.

  3. catfanatic1979v1 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:10 AM

    I’m sure a big name hire like this will jazz up recruiting.

  4. macbull says: Jan 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    I played my high school football at the same time Chuck Heater was starring at Columbian High School in Tiffin, Ohio.

    Chuck was a star RB and his write ups and pictures took up a good portion of the local paper.

    Good luck Chuck..

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