Charles Huff shares farewell to Alabama as Marshall announces his hiring
Charles Huff is officially off to Marshall. The departing Alabama assistant was announced as the new head coach of the Thundering Herd on Sunday.
“My family and I are so excited to be joining the Marshall University football program,” Huff said in the school announcement. “The history, tradition and passionate fan base this university has is second to none. To the current players, former players, fans and supporters, it’s time to unite like never before. We’ve got work to do and we need everyone working together to take this program to the next level! The process begins now. We Are Marshall.”
Nick Saban shared his well-wishes for the departing assistant coach.
“We couldn’t be any happier for Charles and his family,” Saban said via the Marshall release. “He has done an excellent job for us, and we are pleased and happy to see him get the well-deserved opportunity to run his program. We always want our coaches to grow and advance in the profession and Charles has worked very hard to earn this opportunity. We truly appreciate all that he has done to contribute to the success we’ve had at Alabama and wish him the best at Marshall.”
On his Twitter account, Huff thanked the Alabama football family.
“I want to thank Coach Saban, Ms Terry and the entire ALABAMA Football Family for an amazing ride these last 2 years! This program has allowed me and my family to experience some unbelievable highs! From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU to every player, coach, fan (and) supporter,” Huff wrote, finishing the note with a #RTR hashtag.