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No, Marshall Thundering Herd fans, you do not have a quarterback controversy

You might think you do, but I assure you that you do not.

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So, the Herd beat the crap out of a bad Norfolk State squad this weekend. And then this happened, admittedly from our very own Marshall writer.

If Marshall head coach Doc Holliday did not have a quarterback controversy prior to the Herd's 45-7 thrashing of Norfolk State Saturday evening, he does now.

And then this started happening:

And this:


O.K. Look, I get it. Chase Litton looked good under center, played an ostensibly mistake-free game, and allowed everyone to quickly forget how poorly things had gone the week before for Michael Birdsong.

You are conveniently forgetting the fact that this was Norfolk State, people. The Spartans entered this game with an 0-9 record against FBS opponents over the past nine seasons, with those losses coming by a combined score of 388-55. That should tell you that you are facing a team that is unlikely to present a large challenge for you, especially when you have a guy like Devon Johnson in the backfield to lean on.

A good performance is a good performance, and I will certainly give Litton credit for looking calm and collected under center while picking apart that Spartan defense. However, inferring anything from that performance beyond "Marshall just might be alright for the next 3-4 years at quarterback, but we can't know for sure yet" is wild speculation.

Yes, I know that's what the internet is for, shut up. Come talk to me next week after the Kent State game when Litton looks great and/or Birdsong looks either hurt or lost again, and then we can start seriously discussing the possibility of a controversy.