Chuck Heater
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"Chuck Heater" is an American football coach and former player. He was a running back for the University of Michigan from 1972 to 1974 and finished his playing career as the fifth all time leading rusher in Michigan Wolverines football history. Heater has been an assistant football coach at ten universities since 1976. He has been affiliated with College Football Hall of Fame coaches Bo Schembechler (as a player), Earle Bruce (as an assistant at Ohio State Buckeyes football/Ohio State and Colorado State Rams football/Colorado State), and Lou Holtz (as an assistant at Notre Dame Fighting Irish football/Notre Dame). He has been on coaching staffs of College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS/national championship teams at Notre Dame (1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team/1988) and Florida Gators football/Florida (2006 Florida Gators football team/2006 and 2008 Florida Gators football team/2008). He is currently the defensive coordinator at Marshall University.

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The way they hire people as coaches first, teachers second... that alone kind of shows you the difference, the value they place on football.

It's the most subjective thing in the world. In the NFL they have a much more comprehensive process, and they still make colossal mistakes. We have much more limited [scouting opportunities], with much younger individuals.

It's a primary second area for us.

We need them. We'll find out what kind of maturity they have and who can go out and make plays.