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Marshall offensive coordinator Bill Legg resigns

Marshall offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Bill Legg has resigned, the school announced Thursday. (WCHS/WVAH)

Marshall offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Bill Legg has resigned, the school announced Thursday.

"After much deliberation, I feel that it is time to step down," Legg said in a news release. "It has been a difficult decision because of many meaningful relationships. I want to thank all of those who have been supportive during my tenure and wish all the best to Marshall University, its student-athletes, my colleagues and coach Doc Holliday."

Legg, a graduate of West Virginia University, was named Marshall’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in January 2010 when Holliday was named head coach. Legg also served as Marshall's tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator in 2001 and 2002.

"Billy and I have known each other for a long time," Holliday said in a release. "I thank him for his contributions to our program and wish him and Kelly nothing but the best."

In eight seasons under Legg, Marshall’s offense has scored 31.98 points per game and averaged 266.3 yards per game.

Legg also helped guide Marshall to five bowl wins since 2011.

From 2012 to 2014, Marshall's offense was among the best in college football, finishing sixth, 12th and second in total offense. In those years, the Herd averaged 534.3, 500.4 and 559.2 yards per game.

In 2017, Marshall's offense ranked ninth in Conference USA with 379.8 yards per game and ranked seventh in scoring with 26.7 points per game.

At this time, Marshall has not named a new offensive coordinator.




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