The entire project is being built from the university's bonding capability, plus a $20 million Vision Campaign. Hamrick announced that campaign has passed $15 million, thanks to an anonymous $5 million gift from a Marshall alum.
With a large turnover in his staff, Holliday has had to fine-tune his new coaches' responsibilities. Some have long since been known, but there have been some additions.
Chuck Heater will coordinate the defense and coach the secondary, with graduate assistant Tyson Gale helping and even Holliday jumping in from time to time. Adam Fuller coaches the linebackers, with graduate assistant Rodney Prince helping.
Holdover defensive line coach J.C. Price will concentrate on the tackles, with the returning-from-Temple Sean Cronin mentoring the ends.
The offense is more defined, with former defensive coach Todd Hartley working with tight ends, Mike Furrey the wide receivers, Alex Mirabal the offensive line and Thomas Brown the running backs. Coordinator Bill Legg is coaching the quarterbacks.
Special teams-wise, Hartley has the punt and kickoff return teams and Fuller has the kickoff and punt-block teams. Hartley is recruiting coordinator and, Holliday said, has been since the beginning of January. (JuJuan Seider was listed as such until he took his job at West Virginia.)
There weren't that many red "no contact" jerseys other than the usual quarterbacks. Defensive backs A.J. Leggett and Andre Scott were notables, along with center Cam Dees.
Holliday expects linebacker Raheem Waiters to make an appearance by Friday. Waiters probably will be sporting red, coming off knee surgery.
"The red jersey doesn't mean you won't go out there and get better every day," Holliday said.
Two enrolled players have not joined the program, and are presumed to be midyear "props" - receivers Angelo Jean-Louis and Deontay McManus. But two such "props" from last winter had their first reps, linebacker Kent Turne and defensive back Corey Tindal.
Other previously signed newcomers include quarterback Kevin Anderson, linebacker Stefan Houston, former Penn State wide receivers Shaney Kersey and Devon Smith, safety Taj Letman and offensive lineman Tyler Combs. Combs, a Louisa, Ky., native, is trying his hand at center.
In addition to Brooks, number changes include quarterback Gunnar Holcombe (16 to 10), offensive lineman Trevor Mendelson (69 to 64), defensive lineman James Rouse (92 to 11) and safety Shawn Samuels (29 to 17).
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.