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Marshall HC Charles Huff Directly Blames Fans for QB Transferring



Marshall HC Charles Huff
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There are usually several factors that lead to a player deciding to transfer from program, but Marshall head coach Charles Huff isn’t afraid to point the finger at who he blames for his quarterback running out of town.

Huff blames the fans. That’s right. A head coach called the fans out and directly blamed them for his quarterback Cam Fancher entering the Transfer Portal. “There isn’t a lot of money for NIL and the fans hate him. The kid has been miserable,” Huff told Cassidy Wood of WOWK.

And after getting over the shock of seeing a head coach blast his own fan base, the same people the school desperately needs to attend games, what Huff aren’t out of nowhere. Huff’s comments come two months after defensive lineman Owen Porter offered a tongue lashing directed at the fans of his own. Porter exploded at the fans during his postgame press conference following a game the fans booed the Marshall offense as they left the field for half time.

“That really rubbed me wrong. Comin’ into halftime, it’s 3-0, our offense has started on the one-yard line three times, and we boo our team? We boo our quarterback? What is that?,” said a frustrated Porter. He then went even further. “If you’re a fan of our football team and you’re going to boo us coming in at half time, don’t come to the game.”

Marshall lost that game to JMU by the score of 20-9.

Watch: Frustrated Marshall Player Calls Out Fans After Loss to JMU

So now just a couple months later the leader of the offense Porter was defending has had enough and is seeking a new college home. Knowing everything Fancher dealt with and what happened that triggered Porter, Huff let the fans have it.

The Thundering Herd did reach bowl eligibility in 2023, but did so by crawling to a 6-6 record. Fancher threw for 2,162 yards, but also posted an even touchdown to interception ratio of 11 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions for an inconsistent Marshall offense.

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