In Heater's philosophy, brevity is the way to go, especially against high-tempo offenses.
"The offense has made it difficult. They're so fast," he said. "You better find one word that's all-inclusive - includes the coverage, includes the alignments, includes all of it. We've worked hard. I think football has forced us to, as well.
"I've always felt less is better. Too much verbiage is ... too much verbiage. That's always been my orientation, but it's more relevant now because of the offenses."
The Big Green Scholarship Foundation, which includes the Quarterback Clubs of Huntington and Charleston, will come back to life Saturday with its Casino Night at the Memorial Student Center.
The event runs from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Don Morris Room, and tickets are $100. That includes QB Club membership, as well as food and beverages.
Monday morning, the Big Green sponsors its free "Breakfast with Doc" at First State Bank in Teays Valley. Doors open at 7 a.m., with breakfast provided by Tudor's Biscuit World.
The QB Club of Charleston kicks off its luncheon schedule at noon Saturday at the Embassy Suites. Admission is $20 for non-members and $13 for members.
Another Marshall newcomer, speedy receiver Devon "Moo Moo" Smith, had his red "rookie" stripe peeled off after Tuesday's second practice.
Good news for those using the west-side elevator, i.e., sky-suite patrons, workers and media schmucks: All three elevators are up, running and doing so faster than before.
The left and right elevators were refurbished, with the center lift built in the space built for the purpose 22 years ago.
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