Chaump wears a huge ring on his left hand, a reminder of the year he took Marshall to the national title game. He yearns to succeed again. That yearning gets him to the office early and keeps him working late. That yearning puts Chaump three feet away from a television, trying to devise one more way to win a game.
"Turning things around always makes a big story, is always exciting and is going to attract a lot of attention," said Chaump, recalling his days at Marshall. "It would be the same if we won here. . . . If you don't go by just what you see on the scoreboard, you'll realize we're making progress. I'm confident we can get the program to where it should be."