Marshall Defensive Coordinator steps down

After a 65-59 double-overtime loss to East Carolina, Marshall Defensive Coordinator Chris Rippon resigned. The official announcement came on the Marshall athletics website Saturday afternoon, and head coach Doc Holliday thanked him for his service. Before Friday's loss to the Pirates, Marshall was ranked 97th in total defense and 116th in scoring defense. Rippon joined the Marshall staff in February 2010.