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Posted on Sun, Apr 10, 2011 : 9:32 a.m.

Eastern Michigan plays its spring football game today

By Staff

Eastern Michigan football coach Ron English likes what he’s seeing - and hearing - during spring practice. At 2 p.m. today, fans can see and hear for themselves when the Eagles play their spring game at Rynearson Stadium.

“We’re seeing a lot more physical football team, a lot louder contact on a consistent basis,” English said in a spring practice interview with

English said the Eagles, who had the 37th-best rushing attack in the nation last season, continue to perform well in that area. The most glaring area of improvement is a defense that allowed 454 yards per game while Eastern finished the season with a 2-10 record.

Five junior college transfers in the 2011 recruiting class, all defensive players, are already enrolled at the school and participating in practice. Two more juco players will be among the new recruits that report later this summer.

The spring game is free and open to the public. After the game, players and coaches will be available on the field for autographs and photographs.



Mon, Apr 11, 2011 : 4:22 p.m.

Yawn...wake me up when it's over


Sun, Apr 10, 2011 : 5:13 p.m.

Here's to hoping Coach English gets EMU back to some winning football. After spending my first two years in college at Eastern and growing up in the area, I've always pulled for the Eagles (Hurons) to do well.