Cato added that's a little easier to do when the cold air chills the players through their uniforms. Some brave souls worked the practice in shorts while some wore sweats, but everyone stayed active.
A sedentary mindset was a bad idea in the sleet.
"You just can't sit around in that weather," Cato said. "So everyone wanted to get jumping and running."* * *
SEVERAL NEW names were found on the spring roster. Among them were linebacker Stefan Houston, receiver Shawney Kersey, quarterback Kevin Anderson, defensive back Corey Tindal, safety Taj Letman, linebacker Kent Turene and offensive lineman Tyler Combs. Receivers Angelo Jean-Louis and Deontay McManus, both of whom enrolled in the spring semester, weren't on the roster.
Ryan Riedel, a Cabell Midland High School product who redshirted last season, moved from linebacker to tight end, while former South Charleston High standout Blake Brooks moved from defensive line to offensive line.
Several players would be limited during the spring, but still participate in some aspects. Among them are defensive backs Keith Baxter, Andre Scott and A.J. Leggett, linebackers Evan McKelvey and Raheem Waiters (though Holliday said Waiters might be good to go by the weekend) and defensive lineman James Rouse. Offensively, linemen Cameron Dees and Jordan Jeffries, tight end Gator Hoskins and fullback Devon Johnson are limited, while Penn State transfer receiver Devon Smith still isn't at full speed following foot surgery, but should be at full speed soon.
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HOLLIDAY MAPPED out the responsibilities of his assistant coaches Tuesday, introducing Sean Cronin, a former Herd assistant and former defensive line coach at Temple, as Marshall's new defensive ends coach. J.C. Price will coach the interior defensive line. Adam Fuller will coach linebackers and defensive coordinator Chuck Heater will work with the secondary.
Offensive coordinator Bill Legg will work with the quarterbacks, while Todd Hartley moves from safeties coach to tight ends coach and will be Marshall's recruiting coordinator. Mike Furrey will coach receivers, Alex Mirabal will coach the offensive line and Thomas Brown will coach the running backs.
Hartley will guide the punt team and kickoff return team, while Fuller will coach the kickoff team and the punt block/return team.
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