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”:
VINCENT CHARLES MARROW
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
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.