First rumored by Chuck Landon of the Herald Dispatch last week, Marshall assistant Bill Legg plans to interview for the head football coaching job at Eastern Illinois.
Over the past four years Legg has built one of college football’s top offenses at Marshall. In 2012 the Thundering Herd led the nation in passing offense (365.08 ypg) and ranked sixth in total offense (534.25 ypg). That same year, Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato was named Conference USA MVP after throwing for 4,201 yards and 37 touchdowns. This season, the Herd ranked seventh nationally in scoring offense (42.1 ppg) and three players were named to C-USA’s First Team All-Offense list.
Legg coached Eastern Illinois' offensive line from 1989-1993. Also, EIU athletic director Barbara Burke was an administrator inside Marshall’s athletic department in the mid 90’s.
Michigan secondary coach Curt Mallory and Wisconsin Whitewater head coach Lace Leipold have also been associated with the opening at Eastern Illinois.