Williams was named to the all-C-USA freshman team and was named a Ray Guy Award semifinalist for his first season at Marshall.
Haig finished third in the conference in kicking scoring (8.2 points per game) and field goal percentage (81.2 percent), earning all-C-USA honorable mention. He also finished 40th in the FBS in overall scoring. But both admit they could be better.
"I missed a 21-yard field goal and that still haunts me to this day," Haig said.
"I could have had a much better season just if that goes through."
And while Williams' punting average was high, Marshall's net punting average, 37.57 yards a punt, was a bit lower down the list, ranking 47th in the FBS.
The Herd allowed 9.78 yards per punt return, 84th best in the FBS. Williams admits that some of his punts contributed to that, and he wants to make sure that bad punts and low punts disappear.
"It's all built around consistency, not averaging 50 yards a punt, but if I can get 45 or 42 and get consistent punts every time," he said. "Eliminate the bad punts and have all good punts, that's probably the biggest thing."
Their improved health will play a factor in that. Both Williams and Haig admit kicking and punting are weird motions that put a great deal of pressure on players' backs. Stronger back and core muscles will cut down on the pain and allow them to focus more on proper form and technique rather than how to play through those aches.
"It's all about doing the little things," Williams said.
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.