Charles Huff’s Saban-Esque Mentality Has Marshall Ready for More

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde Coming off one of the program’s biggest wins, its coach doesn’t want to spend much time looking backward. Aaron Perkins has a green-and-black wedding ring that hints at the depth of his allegiance to Marshall University. His three children all have middle names tied to the school. He hasn’t missed a home football game since the mid-1990s and goes to most of the road games as well. “I always assumed I knew what the word ‘surreal’ meant, and what it felt like,” says Perkins, a mortgage loan officer in town. “I realized Saturday that I had no idea. I know now. I experienced it.” Satu…

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