Alabama assistant coach reportedly lands Marshall head coaching position
Nick Saban is set to lose another member of his Alabama coaching staff as associate head coach and running backs coach Charles Huff is reportedly taking over the Marshall football program.
News of Huff’s departure for Marshall was first reported by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
Huff replaces former Marshall coach, Doc Holliday, who was named the 2020 Conference USA Coach of the Year. Holliday’s contract at Marshall was not renewed despite averaging eight wins a season during his final four seasons leading the Thundering Herd.
Overall, Holliday went 85-54 at Marshall with eight bowl appearances in his 11 seasons with the program.
Of course, this is something Saban and the Crimson Tide have dealt with after seemingly every national championship run in recent seasons and have had very little issue attracting quality coaches to join the Alabama dynasty.
Huff, who joined Alabama’s coaching staff in 2018 after one season at Mississippi State, also has experience working for James Franklin at both Penn State and Vanderbilt.
The former Alabama assistant coach is considered to be among the nation’s best recruiters. Huff is a Maryland native.
His decision to leave Alabama leaves Saban with four openings on his full-time staff as offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, offensive line coach Kyle Flood and special teams and tight ends coach Jeff Banks are all headed to Texas.