Charles Huff, former Penn State assistant, reportedly lands HC job for Group of 5 program
Charles Huff, the former Penn State assistant who played a role in the development of superstar running back Saquon Barkley, has reportedly landed his first head coaching gig.
On Saturday, college football insider Bruce Feldman reported that Huff is expected to be named the next head coach at Marshall. Huff is currently the associate head coach at Alabama under Nick Saban and also coached running backs for the Crimson Tide.
BREAKING: #Marshall is expected to hire #Alabama associate HC Charles Huff as the Thundering Herd’s new head coach, per sources. The 37-year-old MD native was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 recruiter in 2020, according to 247Sports.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 16, 2021
Huff was a part of James Franklin’s Penn State staff from 2014-17. According to 247 Sports, Huff served as either a primary or secondary recruiter for Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, and Journey Brown during his time with the Nittany Lions.
After his time at Penn State, Huff followed Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State for the 2018 season. He spent one season there before spending 2019-20 with Sabana and Alabama.