The past 24 hours have been pretty interesting for fans of the Eastern Michigan Football program. Sometime yesterday afternoon, we find out that Coach Ron English had been fired and that the Offensive Coordinator Stan Parrish would be the interim Head Coach. It is pretty unusual to fire a coach on the day before a game, especially when that game is against one of your rivals. It was pretty much a given that he would be gone at the end of the season, so I was thinking that maybe he was fired earlier in the week and they saved the announcement for yesterday.
Well it turns out that there was some sort of incident in the locker room where he went into a tirade and this was recorded. That was pretty much the final straw for the Eastern Michigan athletic director, so he was fired. I was seriously hoping that he would have been the one to turn the program around and when he had his 6-6 season a couple years ago, it looked like that was happening. Well, that season turned out to be the outlier that would get thrown out of a dataset. So here we are. If this were a sports blog, I would start going into speculation of the new coach, but it's not. If you're looking for that sort of thing, go here. There are also some of my other pictures of the game there and there.
Now onto pictures of the game.
So congratulations to the Eagles for their victory over the Broncos. Hopefully, they will be able to build on this and end the season on a high note.