Next running backs coach?

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

Marshall running backs coach JaJuan Seider is the leading candidate to replace running backs coach Robert Gillespie, who left for the same job at Tennessee, a Post-Gazette source has confirmed.

It's unclear if an offer has been made.

The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va. has reported that Seider has been offered the job and accepted it already, but that has not been independently confirmed.

Seider joined the Marshall staff in January of 2010 as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

He was a graduate assistant at West Virginia prior to that.

From his current Marshall bio: "JaJuan is a great young coach who will be an asset to our staff," Coach Doc Holliday said. "I recruited JaJuan back in 1995 and I have known him and his family for a long time. He has great ties to South Florida and he is going to be a tremendous recruiter."

Dana Holgorsen did not reveal much about the coaching search on Tuesday at his pre-spring football luncheon, saying only: "I would imagine we will probably find a coach" though multiple sources indicated a name was likely to surface by the weekend.

Spring drills begin on Sunday.


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