Coach Pruett looking forward to Friends of Coal Bowl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Marshall's home game with W.Va. a thrill for ex-coach Pruett

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Saturday's West Virginia-Marshall game
has special meaning for former Thundering Herd coach Bob Pruett.
Pruett lobbied for years for Marshall to play West Virginia in
Huntington.
Now, Number 3 West Virginia is finally coming to town. It's the
Mountaineers' first trip to Huntington since 1915.
Pruett says he's just thrilled for the fans. He says people
didn't think the game would ever be played in Huntington.
Former West Virginia coach Don Nehlen says it's only fair for
Marshall to host a few games in the series, even if its stadium
isn't as big as WVU's stadium.
Both Pruett and Nehlen have been promoting the Marshall-WVU
series through the Friends of Coal, the educational arm of the West
Virginia Coal Association.


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