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Report: Ex-WVU Player Mike Villagrana to be Marshall Football’s General Manager

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Former West Virginia University tight end and current Mississippi State director of recruiting Mike Villagrana is expected to be hired as the general manager for the football program at Marshall, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.

Villangrana, a tight end for the Mountaineers from 2004 through 2007, will join first-year MU coach Charles Huff’s staff in the newly created role in Huntington. Also, Austin Peay director of football operations Camie Cole-Nations and Cleveland Browns staff member Luke Haker will join the Marshall’s staff as assistant directors of football operations, according to Feldman.

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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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