Rumors have been swirling over the last couple of days that the Friends of Coal Bowl could make a return in 2020. With both WVU and Marshall’s schedule shaping up to have correlating open dates, this has many in the Mountain State excited.
Yesterday, the C-USA announced their plans for the 2020 season — leaving open the possibility for WVU and Marshall to meet on the gridiron this season.
Conference USA will keep 8-game league schedule & allow schools to play as many nonconference games as they want, sources told @Stadium. Also, it could be possible for C-USA teams to play each other as "nonconference" opponents if schools need more games, sources said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 30, 2020
What this does is give Marshall the ability to reach out to West Virginia if they want. While it will take cooperation from both sides, the deal would likely have to include that the game is played in Morgantown; not Huntington.
WVU leads the all-time series with Marshall 12-0.