MU finally got around Wednesday to announcing the arrival of assistant Sean Cronin, who toiled on Holliday's first staff in 2010. Cronin coached the line in that season; in his return after two years at Temple, he will concentrate on the ends.
"We are pleased to welcome Sean and his family back to Huntington," Holliday said. "His addition will not only strengthen our defensive line, but bolster our recruiting efforts as well. We're fortunate to have him."
While he started his return to Huntington several weeks ago, his official arrival was delayed in part by the very recent birth of his second child. Cronin's wife is Emily Heater, daughter of new Marshall defensive coordinator Chuck Heater.
Speaking of which, Chuck Heater apparently commanded Herd defenders' attention immediately upon his arrival.
"First, he was quiet," said end and 2012 captain Jeremiah Taylor. "Then when he got in front of the whole team, that's when he cranked it up a little bit, let us know what he's all about, and we got it."
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