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EMU football puts the cherry on top

November 17, 2012

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.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. John Baublit permalink
    November 17, 2012 6:36 pm

    No matter what, I enjoy every win that Eastern Michigan Football has because it’s my school good or bad. I will never give up on the players there, and I will never turn my back on Eastern and become a Walmart Wolverine.

  2. November 17, 2012 8:03 pm

    if you enjoy every win you are one easy person to please. let’s keep english for another four yrs. just think how happy you will be with hopefully another 10 or 11 wins in another four yrs. i heard english is looking for an agent to negotiate a new contract. you busy?

  3. mwold permalink
    November 18, 2012 10:13 am

    All of Eastern’s MAC losses this season are to teams that are most likely bowl eligible CMU’s last game is against UMass. The MAC will most likely have 7 teams in bowl games. Saragin has the MAC rated as the four or fifth best conference in the nation. (ahead of the ACC, Big East even the Big Ten). Eastern, and this carries over from last season, has a tough time beating the top teams in the conference. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.

  4. EMU Prof permalink
    November 18, 2012 9:44 pm

    Pull yourself together man!


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