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Getting to Know Vince Marrow

Vince Marrow is your new tight ends coach! Let’s take a minute to get to know the man who really should go by “Bone”:


Birthdate: August 17, 1968

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

College: Youngstown State, 1988-1989; Toledo, 1990-1991

Professional career: Buffalo Bills, 1993-1994

Family: wife, Monique; children, Mike, Phylica, Merrisa, Victoria and Aryanna

Coaching History:

2006: Berlin Thunder (Tight Ends Coach)
2007: Rhein Fire (Tight Ends Coach)
2008: University of Toledo (Tight Ends Coach)
2009: Springfield Local High School (Head Coach)
2010: Omaha Nighthawks (Tight Ends Coach)
2011 – present: University of Nebraska (Graduate Assistant Coach)

Why he got the job:

Stoops and Marrow grew up together in Youngstown, Ohio, and played football in high school (coincidentally on the same team as current Nebraska coach Bo Pelini). The two kept in touch over the years, and Marrow is ready to help Stoops “turn this thing around.” Marrow made the roster in Buffalo during their Super Bowl years in 1993 and 1994. After making the rounds in the league as a practice squad player, Marrow played overseas before retiring and becoming a coach.

Marrow joined Nebraska’s staff as a graduate assistant working with tight ends, a role that expanded when Nebraska was granted a waiver from the NCAA to allow Marrow to recruit off campus while associate head coach Barney Cotton was unable to travel while recovering from surgery. Since then, Marrow has a been a force in recruiting, as well as a successful tight ends coach, a role he officially assumed three months ago. In 2011, Nebraska’s tight ends combined for 29 catches for 446 yards and one touchdown. (Side note: Marrow’s son Mike is currently a junior fullback on Nebraska’s team.)

Having spent most of his life in Ohio, Marrow has close recruiting ties to the state. The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker interviewed Marrow on Wednesday while he was in Lexington filling out the paperwork to make the hire official before hitting the road to Ohio to recruit for the Cats. Marrow said UK recruiting the Buckeye State “will be very, very critical,” which makes Marrow’s ties there even more crucial. Marrow is credited with five of Nebraska’s 2013 commitments, which includes four nationally ranked players from…you guessed it, Ohio. In fact, two of those recruits went to Marrow and Stoops’ alma mater, Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown. One of Marrow’s targets at Nebraska, California JUCO TE Beau Sandler, already has an offer from the Cats.

Quotes on Vince:

“Vince has done a good job for us. He came in as a graduate assistant coach, and he’s done a really good job. He has good experience. He’s done a lot of good things for us, and he’s a good football coach.”
– Nebraska coach Bo Pelini

Twitter profile: Marrow doesn’t have a Twitter account…yet.

Welcome aboard, Bone.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

22 Comments for Getting to Know Vince Marrow

  1. mark
    4:03 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ole’ bitch tits

  2. hahahahah
    4:10 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink


    ( . Y . )

    There we go.

  3. Ridge Runner
    4:11 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    talkin about night and day with the last 2 pics/posts. lol

  4. Ridge Runner
    4:12 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    The last part.. however, hmmmm


    I can see some relationship between the 2 posts now. just sayin’

  5. mashley
    4:12 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    GREAT HIRE AGAIN!!!! but I can’t get over the Sherman Klump look. Ya, I made a nutty professor reference.

  6. Paducahfan
    4:18 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I hope he can recruit, because his coaching resume is not much. Graduate assistant? He’s been out of school for 20 years.

  7. SexnNursinHomes
    4:19 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    6- “you’re my boy, Blue”

  8. getchuaburrrr
    4:20 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

  9. JC
    4:50 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    He needs to stay away from the training table. A lot.

  10. Zach
    4:55 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    They play American Football in Germany? Who knew…

    And there’s a team in Berlin and they’re not named the Wall? Weak.

  11. Not Nerlens
    5:01 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Adding someone to the staff with great connections in Ohio is a major plus. I’m sure our TE’s will enjoy working with Vince.

  12. Idiots Rule
    5:04 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    To the person who said “boring” and put “boobies”: **** you. Plenty of women
    read this site, and it’s Kentucky SPORTS Radio. You wanna see titties, go
    to Playboy or Hustler or ask your boyfriend to take you to a topless bar.

  13. drewsster02
    5:07 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    He doesn’t stay in one job too long. I’m not sure what kind of effect that could have on recruiting. But it wouldn’t seem very appealing for the guy to recruit you to be gone within a year.

  14. Ridge Runner
    5:11 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    13) I see what your saying but look at it like this.

    With maybe the 1yr as grad asst with Nebraska (maybe)…His 1yr stints haven’t really been anywhere a person would want to call home. Kinda like a guy who works..

    2009 – McD’s
    2010 – Burger King
    2011 – Wendys

    Just a thought.

  15. KC
    5:21 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Vince Marrow looks like Isiah Whitlock Jr.

  16. Ridge Runner
    5:48 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    16) gee thx. We’re busted. OK guys pack it in, we were caught as racist white pigs. No…no….pick up your things. We are movin’ on…

    Dang…happens everytime.

  17. OK
    5:55 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    So you have had to work with or played for Stoops, or worked or played for UK to be qualified for these positions. With our storied football history, this sounds like a great plan.

  18. tyrus
    6:04 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    TE Coach? Been awhile since we had a decent TE.

  19. uk fan
    6:42 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    looks like they are trying to hire a lot of local people to give them jobs. and with this hire not much on a resume looks like we are just desperate to hire people and fill positions fast. guess we wont go to far with this coaching line up as well. great job mitch

  20. Phil Mickelson
    6:57 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    According to Bo P., Coach Bone Marrow is “good”.

    He needs a manzier.

  21. boomerball48
    7:50 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Read his bio before you make stupid comments! 8 Years as a pro and hw was a grad assistant because that was all Pelini had for him! To have a GA that was allowed to go recruit and gets 5 commitments is astounding!!

  22. CMTransy
    8:10 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Jeez, folks — he’s a TE coach who needs to be able to teach technique and recruit. Brown will build the offense.