Marshall's Bobby Pruett is among the all-time winning-percentage leaders with careers of more than 5 years. Some say he retired in frustration after a 6-6 season, Marshall's poorest under his tutelage, but I don't think so. First, he's 61 years old, a grandfather who wants to spend more time with his family. Second, his team ALMOST beat both Ohio State and Georgia last season. Third, I believe he realized he'd accomplished some great things at marshall, taking them from 1-AA to 1-A, with his teams being highly competitive, producing a large number of pro players such as Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich, Troy Brown, Randy Moss, just to name a few. Fourth, I believe he knows Marshall isn't gonna win a 1-A national title...they simply cannot recruit that many "top guns" outta high school. Fifth, I believe all the tension that comes with being a top football coach caught up with him & he knew it was time to call it a career.(He aint hurtin' for money...He owns a very successful business in Huntington, WV) WE WISH HIM THE BEST IN WHATEVER HE DOES!