EMU football puts the cherry on top
Last week, drawing on that touchstone of popular culture known as South Park, I described the football game against Central Michigan as pitting a giant douche against a turd sandwich. Today was more of the same; where coming into last week the teams were a combined 4-14, today’s opponents sported a combined 5-16 record. Fortunately today the Eagles were able to hold on to the lead — in fact they never trailed and only spent about 9 1/2 minutes tied! — and EMU came away with a 29-23 win.
A win is a win, to be sure, but it also doesn’t change the fact that this is a bad team edging out another bad team in an effort not to finish at the bottom of the MAC West.
It doesn’t change the fact that EMU football has a 10-37 record under Ron English. 21% doesn’t even cut it as a batting average.
It doesn’t change the fact that the offensive play calling continues to be predictable, with just a few notable exceptions.
It doesn’t change the questionable personnel decisions that have haunted the team all season.
It doesn’t even get EMU out of last place in the West Division.
It might ensure that English is around for another year — 10-37 might, MIGHT be just good enough to make the EMU administration decide that a $350,000 buyout isn’t worth it.
But it certainly doesn’t change anything about the EMU football coaching staff, the EMU football team, or the EMU football program. They are, and will continue to be, who they have been for more than two decades: a bottom-dweller in the Mid-American Conference.
Nothing we saw today changes that.