So yesterday I was up in Mount Pleasant to catch the Eagles playing the Chippewas. It was the final game of what became to be a brutal season. After a tough start, a player getting killed and a coach getting fired, it's amazing that Eastern had any fire left at all but they did.
While the final score was 42-10, that didn't tell the whole story. Eastern looked the best they've looked all season. They had over 300 total yards of offense. Brumfield and Hill were cruising on all cylinders. Turnovers really hurt Eastern yesterday. One of them was in the red zone and on a drive they were almost certain to score on. The other was an ill advised pass but they were moving the ball pretty well on that drive. You take those two away and the score would have been 28-24 or there abouts. If a couple of the bad breaks had gone Eastern's way, who knows, they might still have retained the Michigan MAC Trophy.
I think with the right coach, Eastern will be relevant in the MAC in the near future.