Tom Dienhart, a Rivals.com and Yahoo Sports writer has reported via twitter that Chris Rippon has interviewed for Marshall’s open defensive coordinator position http://twitter.com/TomDienhart. Rippon’s last coaching stop was a Rutgers where he served as special teams coordinator for one season. Contradicting reports from various outlets say Rippon was either fired from Rutgers or left to pursue other opportunities.
Prior to Rutgers Rippon spent three years at Ole Miss as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. Before his tenure at Ole Miss, Rippon spent 12 years at Syracuse, serving as the defensive coordinator from 1999-2003 along with the duties of special teams coordinator from 1995-98 and in 2004.