Report: Alabama will make offer to Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall

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Report: Alabama to make offer to Gregg Marshall
Monday March 23rd, 2015

Alabama athletic department officials are ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to current Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, according to Gary Parrish of

Crimson Tide officials aim to make a hire to replace former coach Anthony Grant and to match Auburn's signing of coach Bruce Pearl last spring, Parrish reports.

A source told Parrish that Alabama hoped to attract the Shockers' coach with "piles of money, an athletic department with a culture of winning and every possible resource he needs to compete with anybody on a national level."

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban could also possibly become involved in the recruiting effort.

In eight seasons at Wichita State, Marshall has compiled a 204-75 record and taken the team to four NCAA Tournaments in a row. The Shockers advanced to the Final Four in 2013, and earned a No. 1 seed last year. In 17 career seasons as a head coach, he has won nine championships, including a Missouri Valley conference title in 2014.

Marshall has in the past turned down offers from schools including Missouri, California and Tennessee.

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Alabama finished this season with a 19-15 record, and was 8-10 in the SEC.

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