Good luck, Ron.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Good luck, Ron.
I certainly wish him the best
i am glad he got the job over fred jackson. we need fred to stay at michigan for some program stability. he needs to stay so his son can catch TD's for us too
I didn't know he was taking over the basketball squad. I knew they had an angry one before but, I didn't realize he was so versatile.
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Whenever I see Peter Graves all I can think of is Captain Clarence Oveur.
I certainly hope that he is able to do well.
Any ideas what he's going to do for offense?
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GO HURONS! Errr, I mean Eagles.
I like Ron English and wish him well. I think this hire is mostly Llyod's doing.
This is a stupid move for English. EMU is a complete dead end job. I wish him all the best, but really? EMU? Really?
He'd be better off at Eastern Massachusetts University. Or Equatorial Mexico University. Or Eastern Manchester University. Or Extraterrestrial Moon University.
EMU certainly hasn't had much success in a long time, but I don't know if that means their situation is hopeless. Do they really face institutional disadvantages vis-a-vis their MAC peers? Probably not. With the right coach they can win. I doubt they're in worse shape than say, Buffalo before Gill arrived. They just need someone to shake the culture of losing they currently have.
While I wasn't a huge fan of English as our DC, I do think he may have what it takes to be a good head coach. He seems to be very good at relating to players and motivating them, and he's supposed to be a good recruiter. Those are some of the most important aspects of being a head coach. His assistants can handle the X's and O's.
EMU has the advantage of being close enough to Ohio and Detroit to get quality players. English is by far the most qualified EMU coach in history, and will do well.
I don't think EMU is a dead-end job. All these MAC schools rise and fall with the fortunes of good/bad coaches and a few key recruits. If he is a good coach, he can absolutely succeed there and hopefully move on to a better job (sorry EMU). I hope and think he will.
agreed. emu seems crappy but one or two good seasons with emu and he can go anywhere. see: brian kelly went from CMU to the nasty natti and hes going to get a big 6 job soon enough, turner gill is bound to get a big 6 coaching job soon as well, and brady hoke moved up? if you can call SDSU a move up. then again, he could go 3-21 in 2 years and go back to being a DC somewhere
Brian Kelly already has a Big 6 job.
According to the Detroit News, he was offered the DC spot here too? That is strange...
"What would you rather be, the defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan or the head coach at nearby Eastern Michigan University?
Ron English had those two offers thrown into his lap and decided it is best to be the head guy at a smaller program. On Monday EMU is expected to announce English as the new head coach replacing Jeff Genyk who was fired near the end of the season. "
...we can comfortably chalk up one win next year, over EMU, now that we know Nick Saban won't be in Ypsilanti next year.
I'll bet that Louisville fans aren't all that sad to see him go. Louisville finished the season by giving up 66 points to Rutgers. Anyone who watched the 2006 Ohio State game probably isn't surprised by that.
Their personnel was awful. I, for one, thought RE was a good coach and would love to see him as DC at UM.
As far as him taking the EMU job over DC at UM, here's my take. This is what I think is going through RE's mind. He doesn't like RR; he wants to see UM get rid of RR. He knows that if UM were to fire Rod, it would be in two to three years. If RE can get EMU rolling and very competitive in that timespan, UM might be calling RE to replace RR.
Eh I thought he was an excellent DBs coach but beyond that, he never really proved himself as anything other than Hermann, Jr. For me his defining moment will always be that spectacular bed shitting against Ohio State in 2006. So I wasn't really surprised to see what happened with Louisville against Rutgers.