The Marshall Thundering Herd joined Conference USA in 2005, and since then have racked up a total record of 72-65 with five bowl appearances. With them having their name come up in conference realignment, the team is making it pretty clear that they are happy with their position right now.
Marshall President Jerome Gilbert spoke at the Paint the Capital City Green pep rally on Thursday and said that he feels comfortable about their spot in the conference.
They don’t want to leave right now, even if it means turning down an automatic spot in the AAC, which might be available if Houston or Cincinnati leaves in the next year or so.
“We feel pretty well-placed in Conference USA,” he said, via The Herald-Dispatch. “I think we are highly-competitive in Conference USA, and if we were to go to any other conference that was a peer or peer-plus, I think we’d have a long way to go to establish ourselves to be in the same position that we’d be in right now.”
The Thundering Herd are entering their seventh year under coach Doc Holliday, who has led them to three straight seasons with double-digit wins, including a conference title in 2014.
It certainly seems like this school isn’t going anywhere for the next few years.