Saturday, December 20, 2008

English to Eastern Michigan??

It only took one season for Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English to make huge strides in fixing what was a bad Cards defense and that was enough to convince someone that he was ready to be a Head Coach....that someone appears to be Eastern Michigan. The Eagles coming off a 3-9 season, haven't played in a bowl game since 1987. I am sure that Loyd Carr (English coached under for 5 years at Michigan), who is a special unpaid consultant to the University, had a little to do with the push for English. While nothing is official just yet, it is all but a done deal according to several sources. English stepped into a mess of a defense in his first and what appears to be his only season in Louisville, taking over a unit that had been ranked near the bottom in every statistical category, only to revamp the defense to respectability. Most notably the run defense that finished the season ranked in the top 50 (#40) against the run this season.

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