OPPOSING COACH'S TAKE
They crank out plays. You'd better have your guys ready, and as a defensive coordinator you certainly can't debate what you're going to call. You need to have a plan, get the call in to your players and have them ready to line up. It's easier said than done.
We watch a lot of film of a lot of different teams, especially in the off-season, and some of them are bigger-name programs than Marshall. But shoot, I'd put Marshall up against most any team as far as their offensive production, their skill people and certainly their quarterback. You probably can't come up with many guys in the country that you'd trade [Rakeem] Cato for, and I'm sure [coach] Doc [Holliday] wouldn't trade him for anybody. Steward Butler can run it, too. They definitely should be up there with the elite offenses in the country.
SI POWER RANKINGS
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SPECIAL TEAMS 80%
ERICK WILLIAMS/CSM/LANDOV (BUTLER)