So Holliday has played receivers Justin Hunt and Knight, center Michael Selby, defensive backs Michael Johnson and Lang, plus that touchback machine, kicker Amareto Curraj. Linebacker Stefan Houston is the next candidate, maybe the last.
So which philosophy is superior? Saturday's game may or may not determine that, but it will make an interesting case study.
The one near-even battle in the Gardner-Webb game came in the middle, where MU center Chris Jasperse had his hands full with a nose tackle noted simply as O.J. Mau. (full name O.J. Le'iatua Mau). Listed at 6-foot-2, 302 pounds, this sophomore has a bright future.
Mau was clearly G-W's best athlete and he proved it against Jasperse & Co. He recorded six tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry, numbers tough to get as a nose tackle in a base 3-4.
The game will give the Herd some teaching video for the next time it faces a base three-man front, though that won't happen until the season finale. Amazingly, East Carolina is the only other team on the Herd schedule running an "odd" front, and the Pirates use 322-pound Terry Williams to clog up the middle.
"It was good," Jasperse said of his battle with Mau. "They talked him up all week; he was a good player. But we handled him tonight, and my guards helped me out a lot and that's all we had to do. We just tried to wear him down and take advantage once they got tired.
Not that many years ago, I could never have envisioned the state of television in this fine decade of the '10s. Let's see ... we have "Duck Dynasty," "Storage Wars," "Redneck Island" and a football game on ESPNews.
Yes, that's where the Marshall-Ohio game shall be aired. Channel 502 on Suddenlink here in the Kanawha Valley, if you've got it. (And remember, we may have supernatural powers in the Gazette Sports Department, but we cannot get the game on your television.)
That will add yet another network to the Herd's TV history, joining ESPN, CBS, ESPN2, Fox, ABC, Fox Sports Net, CSTV/CBS College Sports/CBS Sports, CSTV on i, ESPNU, FX and Fox College Sports. Throw in Comcast/Whatever Sports Southeast, Internet-based ESPN 3 and the Big Ten Network, and that's at least 14 different outlets over the years.
That leaves Fox Sports 1 and 2, ESPN Classic and Fox Espanol to conquer. Throw in A&E and The Weather Channel and then the MU program will have arrived.
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