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Bob Pruett (former Marshall coach)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Alan, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Alan

    Alan Banned

    Just had a media friend call and tell me that he is heading to a news conference to announce that Marshall head coach is resigning.....
  2. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Any reasons given?
  3. Alan

    Alan Banned

    no....actually the media guy i spoke with is still trying to figure it out....

    i think he said the presser is at either 10 or 11....
  4. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    This is odd. I don't know why Marshall would fire him now. I wonder if it is something health related?
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    wow...that is a suprise....anxious to find out the reason(s)....:confused:
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Shouldn't this be in the Rumor Mill until confirmed?
  7. Alan

    Alan Banned

    i know the source....if i had any doubts i would have put it in the rumor mill....for those of you that do not trust me yet....
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Mark Snyder's name is already popping up as a possible replacement(internet stuff no insider info).
  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    I trust you. Just didn't know that it was in the papers already.
  10. Alan

    Alan Banned

    i was just playing with you thump.....since i posted it the first time, i have been looking for a link....just happened to find one right when you posted....just having fun with you...

    but, i know the source and had no worries about his validity....
  11. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Once again, great work Alan!

    Just read this on Yahoo:

    Marshall football coach Bob Pruett to retire
    March 9, 2005

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Marshall football coach Bob Pruett has decided to retire after nine years at the school, a university spokesman said Wednesday.

    Athletic department spokesman Randy Burnside declined to say why the 61-year-old Pruett made the decision. A news conference was planned for Wednesday morning.

    It wasn't immediately clear when his retirement would be effective.

    Pruett signed a contract in 2003 that would have kept him at the school through the 2010 season. The contract guaranteed him $266,000 annually. He also receives $250,000 in incentives from private sources.

    The decision comes as Marshall prepares to enter Conference USA this fall. The Thundering Herd finished its final season in the Mid-American Conference with a 6-6 record, its first non-winning season in 21 years. The school moved to Division I-A in 1997, a year after it won the Division I-AA national championship.

    Pruett is the most successful coach in Marshall history, going 94-23 five MAC championships and five postseason bowl victories.

    During his tenure, Pruett coached several future NFL stars, including receiver Randy Moss and quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich.

    At the end of the 2004 season, Pruett said Marshall's stint in the MAC was ``a great experience for all of us. We were good for the MAC and the MAC was good for Marshall.''

    Marshall won the conference championship in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

    Pennington led the 1999 team to a 13-0 record, capped with a top 10 national ranking.

    But Pruett's tenure was marred by a lawsuit filed in 2003 that accused Marshall and several administrators of scapegoating the school's former NCAA athletic compliance director in an attempt to conceal an improper employment scheme for student-athletes. The lawsuit alleges that Pruett and other members of the coaching staff tried to cover up the employment program.

    Updated on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2005 10:25 am EST
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Snyder is a Marshall alum so I would not be surprised to hear his name start floating around...

    Ed Zaunbrecher is another name I could see popping up...
  13. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    Congratulations to Coach Pruett. He's done a helluva job at Marshall. But, dang, why couldn't this have happened before the Browns picked up Mel Tucker?
  14. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    Let's hope Conely is on the short list and not snyder.

    He made some really stupid comments last year after the OSU loss. I doubt that would be the reason.
  15. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    The timing seems odd - why retire after recruiting season?

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