Eagle and Wolverine parallels

Submitted by blueheron on November 10th, 2013 at 11:31 AM

For long-time MGoBlog readers who'd like a trip down memory lane and into the realm of hearsay and speculation (not to mention a fun distraction from yesterday's events), there's an interesting article on EMU in the DetNews today:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131109/SPORTS0203/311090058/Eagles…

Of note:

EMU regent Jim Stapleton did not agree with the firing, saying English needed six years to succeed. He said English had one of the best coaching staffs in the MAC, men who won titles elsewhere.

“They did not get dumb overnight,” he said.

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He also blamed former players for creating a negative vibe around the program.

“A lot of those guys fought against his hiring,” Stapleton said. “(English) had internal battles all the time. There was a culture of former players who did not want to see him succeed. … They never liked him.”

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Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Comments

SysMark

November 10th, 2013 at 11:41 AM ^

Are these former players from the glory days of EMU football?  Must be tough on them seeing how the program has fallen from the heights they knew.

Talk about nerve.

Michigan Arrogance

November 10th, 2013 at 11:51 AM ^

Where's Lllloyd Carr thru all of this? Not supporting Ron English, and certainly not supporting Brady Hoke.

His silence is telling...telling me that we need to get someone over to Willow Run airport ASAP to see who's getting off the CAW jet to interview!

/S

543Church

November 10th, 2013 at 12:42 PM ^

The similarities are that both programs are in freefall.   Well, EMU has already hit bottom...by then end of this year and a Pizza Bowl loss we might be there with them.