Marshall coach Doc Holliday said Myers persevered in the fall position battle by getting his body and his mind right.
"He was about 215-220 pounds when he played last season," Holliday said. "Now he's at about 245 pounds. Best thing that ever happened to him is getting married to his wife, Queen. She's a great lady. He's had twins and thank goodness they are doing OK now. He's living right and making good decisions."
So will Marshall's defense roll out its "Radar" formation, which baffled UTSA, again? If one were to bet, it won't be seen this week. Then again it might, so FAU must prepare for it.
And that's part of the plan. There are so many waking hours in the day, and opponents now have to divert a few minutes to watching MU's front randomly shifting around.
Also, it was a morale boost for Herd defenders, who ate it up.
"I can tell you this: [UTSA] didn't like it very much," said defensive end Alex Bazzie, with a grin. "[Defensive coordinator Chuck] Heater let us go out there and have some fun, and seeing the looks on those offensive line and the quarterback's face, it's like, 'What am I supposed to check to?' "
That took Bazzie back to his high school days in Silver Spring, Md., to something more bizarre.
"Back in high school, my coach ran out of plays one time," Bazzie said. "So he called a timeout and said we're going to call this 'Scrambled Eggs.' Everybody looking, 'What is Scrambled Eggs, Coach?' He said, 'Only the nose is going to stay down and the rest of you guys just move around and play basic technique. We were laughing, like, 'This ain't going to work. What if they gash us?'
"It ended up working, and to this day me and [the high school coach] are laughing about it. The first game of the season he asked, 'Remember that Scrambled Eggs play?' I said, 'Yeah, I've been trying to convince my new defensive coordinator to run that.'
"But it looks like Coach Heater already had that in his playbook. I think that's something every defensive coordinator kind of has back there in his secret lock-up cage."
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