And with John Bruhin's graduation being the only loss of a significant contributor to the line, Marshall's unit enters the 2013 season with most of its pieces back.
"This is the first time that we've had a solid 10 guys where, no matter what, we can put them in the game," Jasperse said. "It feels good that anybody we have can go in the game at any point in time. We feel fine with them going in and playing."
The Herd will have one ticket promotion in Kanawha County before its annual "Paint the Capital City Green" pep rally Aug. 22 at the Charleston Embassy Suites. Players will be at Recovery Sports Grille in Charleston on Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Practice begins for the Herd on Monday, Aug. 5.
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ADD HERD receiver Tommy Shuler to the list of Marshall football players on preseason watch lists. Shuler, a rising senior, was named to the 75-man Biletnikoff Award watch list, announced Tuesday. The award, named after NFL and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, is given annually to college football's top receiver.
Shuler's 110 catches in 2012 set a school record and he became just the fifth Conference USA player, and the first underclassman, to record 100 catches or more in a single season. Those 110 grabs went for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns. Shuler joins quarterback Rakeem Cato (Maxwell), tight end Gator Hoskins (Mackey) and punter Tyler Williams (Ray Guy) on preseason watch lists. The Herd has a Biletnikoff winner in its history. Randy Moss won the award in 1997.
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.