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EMU cans Ron English as head coach

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For the fifth time already this season, and for the second time involving a member of the MAC, an FBS program has parted ways with its head coach.

Eastern Michigan announced Friday afternoon that it has relieved Ron English of his head-coaching duties.  The dismissal comes in the midst of English’s fifth season at the school and an eight-game losing streak.

The timing is rather head-scratching, however, as the Eagles have a game scheduled for tomorrow against rival Western Michigan.  Why a decision wasn’t made earlier in the week is unclear.

“At this time, I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary,” said athletic director Heather Lyke in a statement. “Eastern Michigan University’s commitment to our student-athletes remain of the utmost importance as we move forward with the rest of this season and in selecting the new leader of our program.”

Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish will take over the team on an interim basis and until a permanent replacement is found.

In 57 career games with the program, English compiled an 11-46 record.  His best season was a 6-6 mark in 2011.

English joins USC’s Lane Kiffin, UConn’s Paul Pasqualoni, Miami of Ohio’s Don Treadwell and FAU’s Carl Pelini as head coaches who have hit the unemployment line the first two-plus months of the season.

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3 Responses to “EMU cans Ron English as head coach”
  1. polegojim says: Nov 8, 2013 6:30 PM

    Tough deal… but can’t argue with the facts.

    COME BACK to Michigan Ron… RR is gone and my Wolverines have lost their teeth… definitely need some rushing D help… ranked at 51st in the NCAA.

    We’d eagerly welcome you back.

  2. stoicpaisano says: Nov 8, 2013 8:00 PM

    Oh boy, if WMU wins, we’ll have to deal with that twink P.J. Fleck and his “Row the Boat” garbage for another year.

  3. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    They wanted an inside track on Gruden.

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