Yeah, my bad. The meaning was lost in translation. (I'm french)
He is doing way to much accessory work. Hill, tempo and sprints in the same week is too much. He still needs to put in the mileage.
Anyhoo, his training program is shit. I love DeFranco's program, but have never tried it for marathons. Love it for shorter distances (5-10 KM's), so he could try that and let us know.
But, he SERIOUSLY needs a running program.