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Marshall football capitalizing on early bye week

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WVVA) - Head coach Doc Holliday doesn't like having a bye week this early in the year. But, in this COVID-19 world, some things can't be helped.

With that being said, the Thundering Herd aren't letting the time go to waste. They're controlling what they can control -- using the extra time to focus on themselves and improve internally.

But, with No. 23 Appalachian State coming to town on Saturday, the team has used the extra week to prepare for the top-tier opponent.

"Whenever you've got an open date like that, it kind of gives you an extra day. Of course, we started preparing for App [State] last week. It gave us an opportunity to have a Tuesday practice [Monday] and [Tuesday] will be a Wednesday practice for us," Holliday said earlier this week.

"It gets us an extra day of game week preparation, and against an excellent team like we're getting ready to get to play -- it's important to have that extra time," he continued.

Marshall will host the Mountaineers at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Huntington.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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