Posted by Tom Fornelli
Doc Holliday won't be Brandon Campbell's huckleberry, and Brandon Campbell will no longer be an offensive lineman for Marshall.
Holliday announced that Campbell was no longer a member of the team at his press conference on Tuesday. Only a few days before Campbell -- who has started nine games for the Herd this season -- was to make his final collegiate start on senior day against Tulane.
It seems that Campbell had a hard time dealing with a curfew imposed on the team last Thursday night, and it's not the first time he's done so, as he served a one-game suspension for the same reason earlier this year.
"It's disappointing when a guy lets you down like that," Holliday said Tuesday. "It's unfortunate, but every decision you make has a consequence. When you make bad decisions you got to live with the consequences and he's got to live with them.
"You invest so much. You work 365 days a year to go out and get 12 opportunities. These kids, if I ask them to be in at 10 o'clock at night on a Thursday night, which I think is one of the most important nights of the week to get the proper rest, you need to go out and be at competitive excellence when you play on Saturday, then they are going to be in at 10 o'clock.
"If you can't do that 12 nights out of the year then you are not committed enough to play for Marshall. That's the way it is going to be. It's not going to be any different next year and the following year and the following year. I'm not going to waver on that and I never will."
Now it seems a little cold that Holliday would make such a decision only a few days before a player's final game, but I don't blame him at all. Campbell put himself in the situation by repeatedly putting himself in front of the team, and a head coach can't tolerate that from any of his players lest it becomes a habit throughout the roster.
Redshirt freshman Corey Tenney has taken Campbell's place on the depth chart.