Preview: Marshall

The Herd lose four starters, but have enough incoming talent to surprise

Updated: October 11, 2013, 11:05 AM ET
By Joey Berlin | ESPN Insider

PittmanSpruce Derden/USA TODAY SportsMarshall forward Elijah Pittman (16.1 points per game) is the only returning starter.

Marshall Thundering Herd

2012-13: 13-19 (6-10)
In-conference offense: .998 points per possession (9th)
In-conference defense: 1.09 points per possession (11th)

Coach Tom Herrion is likely grateful for the opportunity to start fresh this season. And who can blame him after a much-anticipated season in 2012-13 turned into a 13-19 nightmare for the Thundering Herd? Four starters are gone, including star guard DeAndre Kane, who transferred to Iowa State.