"We're going to make a better emphasis of it and having a guy here who can relate to them is going to help," Seider said. "We got a great tradition here with Florida guys.
"This was the Florida school up north starting with all the work Doc did under Don Nehlen and it continued on. Look at last year, two of the top three players (Smith and Bailey) were from Florida."
For now, though, Seider is focused on preparing his stable of backs for the 2013 season.
In addition to the team's leading returning rusher (Andrew Buie, 851 years last season), Seider inherited junior Dustin Garrison, junior college transfer Dreamius Smith and true freshman Wendell Smallwood. Then, over the summer, Houston star Charles Sims joined the program as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility.
Sims gives WVU three backs with a 200-yard rushing game. Sims pulled off the feat twice: 210 yards vs. North Texas last season and 207 yards at Tulane in 2011.
Garrison had a 291-yard game against Bowling Green in 2011 and Buie had 207 yards at Texas last season.
Newcomers Smallwood and Smith were both three-star prospects. Seider has experience dealing with a backfield where touches can be hard to come by.
Even though Marshall had the nation's No. 1 passing offense last season, the Herd ranked fourth in Conference USA and No. 54 nationally in rushing behind a trio of freshmen backs. One of those rookies, Kevin Grooms, became the league's Freshman of the Year.
"Last year, going through that, was a great experience for me," said Seider, who has a similarly, envious issue at WVU this season. "I remember going into the West Virginia game thinking about how I was going to get all of those guys into the game."
All three of those Herd ball carriers, by the way, are Florida natives.
If Seider can help rebuild the South Florida pipeline to Morgantown, he can put a spin on his favorite television show with a new slogan:
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