Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Aggies hire Marshall, await announcement on defensive coordinator

The New Mexico State Aggies announced the hiring of Steve Marshall as offensive line coach on Tuesday.

Marshall, who replaces Bart Miller (who was hired at Florida Atlantic two weeks ago), brings a wealth of experience to the position. Frankly, it’s quite eye opening. Here’s a story on Marshall’s hire and what it might mean to the NMSU offensive front: click here.

Aggie head coach Doug Martin also answered some questions concerning the team’s defensive coordinator post, which has yet to be filled in mid-January.

Martin said the search for the coordinator position is nearly complete, and that the Aggies are “just finishing up the last bit of the paperwork that has to be done before we can announce it. Hopefully we can have it done by the end of this week, early next week.”

The search has taken some time - the program let go of previous defensive coordinator David Elson on Dec. 1, one game after the 2013 season (Elson has since been hired by Southern Illinois as defensive backs coach). During that time, Martin's kept things close to the vest pertaining to the search, possibly with a candidate in mind all the while.

“Sometimes when you go through these things, you have people that are affiliated with other teams. They have to fulfill their obligations where they are before you can hire them,” Martin said. “That was part of the process we had to go through here. And that’s one of the reasons it’s taken a little while. But all those things work out. I think everybody’s going to be very, very impressed when we’re able to announce it.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read coach Marshall's resume. He must have the process of moving down to a science :)