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Derek Redd

Marshall beat writer

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense prepares for ODU passing attack


MU visits Monarchs on Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato happy however Herd scores


MU visits Old Dominion on Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Rowe makes surprising early impact


HUNTINGTON — Marshall freshman defensive back Antavis Rowe quickly has become an integral part of the Thundering Herd football team’s secondary. Herd coach Doc Holliday just didn’t think he’d ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Undefeated Herd sees plenty of room for improvement


MU not ‘overlooking anything’ during week off

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd’s confidence grows after blowout win at Akron (Video)


MU is off this week before opening Conference USA portion of schedule.

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd’s Leggett makes big plays in return from injury


Redshirt sophomore missed MU’s last two games

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd streaks past Zips in 48-17 win (Video)


AKRON, Ohio — The Marshall football team’s Mid-American Conference mini-tour ended with a perfect record.

The Thundering Herd scored the first 24 points of the game and its defense got stingy in the r...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd guards against letdown versus Akron


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Less than an hour after the Marshall football team’s 44-14 dismantling of Ohio, a rival that had beaten the Thundering Herd the three previous seasons, the victory party had begun to die...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Bowden leading Akron turnaround


Terry Bowden is in the middle of his second act as a college football coach, trying to give a struggling Akron program a first act in winning consistently.

The Zips are in their 28th season as a Football Bowl Subdi...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd offense sometimes taking things slow


HUNTINGTON — College football is moving faster than perhaps it ever has. columnist Jon Solomon calculated that 22 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision are averaging at least 80 plays a game through...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd sees shades of own offense in Zips


HUNTINGTON — As Marshall’s defense watches film of Akron’s offense in preparation for the Thundering Herd’s Saturday visit to InfoCision Stadium, they’ll see some familiar looks. They&#...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense keeps opposing QBs on the run


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team has faced a trio of running quarterbacks this season — whether those quarterbacks wanted to be considered runners or not.

The Thundering Herd’s d...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Allen, Jean-Louis lead resurgence for Herd’s outside receivers


Receivers lead way in rout of Ohio

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd hammers Ohio, 44-14, to win “Battle for the Bell”


HUNTINGTON — Three straight losses to the same rival can build up plenty of frustration. The Marshall football team, which hadn’t beaten Ohio in “The Battle for the Bell” since 2010, took that...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd tries to bring ‘Bell’ back to Huntington


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After 57 games in a series that began in 1905, one could consider the “Battle for the Bell” with Ohio University among the top rivalries Marshall’s football team has.

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Bobcats trying to replace QB Tettleton


HUNTINGTON — For the first time since 2011, Marshall’s football team will prepare for Ohio and the “Battle for the Bell” without Tyler Tettleton under center for the Bobcats.

“I t...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Ball security a big issue vs. Ohio


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall’s football team hasn’t just lost the turnover battle with Ohio in their last three “Battles for the Bell.” The Thundering Herd has been drubbed.

That ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Offensive line depth on display


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team’s offensive line has put its depth, especially at left tackle, to the test over the first couple games of the season.

The Thundering Herd rotated three p...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Thundering Herd running game has been strong


MU ground attack clicking on all cylinders so far

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense dominant in home opener


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There was nothing fancy with what the Marshall football team’s defense did Saturday in the Thundering Herd’s win over Rhode Island. Vanilla was the only flavor necessary.


MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato’s legs as important as his arm in win


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato swears he’s never run as fast as he did on his fourth-quarter touchdown sprint in the Thundering Herd’s 48-7 win Saturday over Rhode Island.


MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd handles Rhode Island, 48-7, in home opener


HUNTINGTON — The Marshall offense needed a half to really get rolling. Its defense, however, was ready to go from the opening kickoff. That combination added up to a 48-7 Thundering Herd win over Rhode Island on S...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd wants fourth-quarter effort against Rhode Island


Marshall opens home schedule Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Rams’ Bose tries to steady URI


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Entering his third year as a starter, Rhode Island linebacker Andrew Bose has seen plenty of ups and downs. He’s had personal triumphs, being named to the 2013 all-Colonial Athletic Conf...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd addresses depth at corner


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall football coach Doc Holliday liked the depth of his defense in most spots in last Saturday’s season-opening win over Miami (Ohio). He said it played a significant part in the Her...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Freshman Addison called into early OL duty


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A.J. Addison’s debut as a Marshall offensive lineman came at an unexpected point.

Starting left tackle Sebastian Johansson rolled his ankle in the second quarter of the Thundering ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Blackmon earns his keep as starting DE


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Arnold Blackmon knew he would be one of Marshall’s starting defensive ends when the football team opened its season at Miami (Ohio) this past Saturday. The evidence sat there in black an...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Johnson makes early impact at new position


Former tight end’s play helped the Herd put Miami away

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Frohnapfel steps up where Hoskins left off


OXFORD, Ohio — Marshall’s tight ends seem to have a knack for the end zone, no matter who is lining up at that spot.

The previous two seasons saw Gator Hoskins, who just made the Miami Dolphins’...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd pulls away from RedHawks, 42-27, to win season opener


OXFORD, Ohio — Marshall’s football team found out Saturday that the road to potential undefeated season could get slippery.

Leading by as many as three touchdowns in the first half, the Thundering Her...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd aware of expectations as season begins


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team soon gets its chance to show everyone what the fuss is all about.

Nearly every magazine and website predicts for the Thundering Herd an undefeated season and a ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Inaugural start worth the wait for Miami QB Hendrix


Andrew Hendrix felt like he did pretty well as a Notre Dame quarterback and student. He never became a Fighting Irish starter, but played some. And he was leaving South Bend, Ind., with a bachelor’s degree in scie...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Not much can surprise experienced Cato


Herd quarterback enters Miami game with nearly three years starting experience

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Freshmen earn several spots on Herd’s first depth chart


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has said more than once this season that he could see eight or nine freshmen seeing significant playing time this season. According to the depth chart relea...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd prepares for the unknown from first-year Miami coach


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The uniforms Marshall will see when the Thundering Herd lines up against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday will look the same. So will many of the numbers on the jerseys and the faces underneath the hel...

C-USA NOTEBOOK: Rice turns to Jackson as its new quarterback


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The defending Conference USA champion Rice Owls will be missing one of the most important cogs to that title run, former quarterback Taylor McHargue

McHargue finished his Rice career rank...

MARSHALL BASKETBALL: D’Antonis, Duhon come together for coaching clinic


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In describing how he and his brother Mike interact when coaching on the same floor, Marshall men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni thinks back a few decades to when they played on t...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: What will Herd’s offense look like in 2014?


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There are a couple of countenances the Marshall football team’s offense could take on this season.

It could look like 2012 version, when quarterback Rakeem Cato emerged to help th...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Hunter gets comfortable again in return to linebacker


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Things should run a little more smoothly for D.J. Hunter now that he’s on his second tour of duty as a Marshall strong-side linebacker.

That’s not to say things didn’...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Johnson ready to rock at running back


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Devon Johnson has been a football vagabond during his Marshall football tenure.

He’s dabbled at fullback, moved to linebacker and showed promise at tight end. Now he’s at th...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Jermaine Holmes sheds weight from head to toe


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As Marshall linebacker Jermaine Holmes entered his final season in a Thundering Herd uniform, he felt changes were necessary. Excess weight must be shed.

So the pounds around his midriff...

Spring Valley’s Locklear ready for last go around


Marshall signee had eyes opened in playoff loss

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd auditioning for Shuler’s supporting cast


Team auditioning for WR Shuler’s supporting cast

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Stronger Roberts has sights set on standout senior season


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall cornerback Darryl Roberts didn’t even have to leave the weight room to widen the eyes of his Thundering Herd teammates.

The fifth-year senior positioned himself one summer...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Jean-Felix makes most out of first-team time


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — With starting right tackle Clint Van Horn still nursing an ankle injury, redshirt freshman Sandley Jean-Felix has stepped in with the first team.

The 6-foot-5, 323-pounder from Lauderdale...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Injuries allow reserves to run with first team offensive line


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For much of last season, Marshall’s starting offensive line was a crew of ironmen. They rarely came of the field. Some of them never did.

Thanks to the bumps and bruises of preseas...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Smith giving Haig at run for kicker’s job


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Despite Marshall kicker Justin Haig’s status as a fifth-year senior and two-year starter, he isn’t taking his spot on the team for granted.

Not with redshirt freshma...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: McManus making change to TE


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Deon-Tay McManus entered college football as a four-star wide receiver with an original destination of West Virginia University. Both the landing spot, and the position, changed.


MARSHALL FOOTBALL: McKelvey focused on getting better


Linebacker led MU in tackles last season but is focused on getting better

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Williams adjusts to new role at DT


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Before this past spring, Ricardo Williams’ tenure at defensive tackle was limited to a few snaps at Homestead High School in Florida. The vast majority of his high school career, and his...