Then toss in the world-class speed of Butler (4.3 seconds) and Grooms (4.27 seconds).
Put that all together, and it could be a lineup full of home-run hitters, Seider said.
"When guys have speed like that, they can take a bad play and make it a good play," he said.
"So there's no bad call. Sometimes you call to the wrong hole, they make one cut and you're saying, 'no, no, no' and the next thing you know, you're saying, 'yes, yes, yes.'"
Seider said he tries not to over-coach the running backs and allow them to maximize their natural talents.
What helps, he added, was that the crew is made of football players with track speed, not sprinters trying to play football.
Grooms said the advice Seider offers helps a great deal.
"Coach told us to hit the hole and accelerate," he said. "Every time you get the ball and see a crease, use your speed. Don't try to cut in. Use your speed. With our speed, it's tough to get us in open space. When we see it, we just go."
The Thundering Herd would love for that backfield speed boost to translate into better offensive numbers. Marshall's 120.08 rushing yards per game in 2011 ranked 96th out of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
Their nine rushing touchdowns left them tied for 117th.
But there are only so many carries to go around in a season and more carries for one back means fewer for another. Seider said coaches will try to find every way they can to get as much speed on the field as possible.
"That's a hard job right now," Seider said. "It's a hard job, but it's a great problem to have. I'd rather have too much talent than no talent. We'll do some stuff to get in two backs. We're crazy as coaches if we don't do that."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.