ESPN reports. After visiting EMU spring training camp and watching the annual spring game pictured below it is app rant that the offense will be tasked to carry the Defense this year. With 9 returning starters on offense this will be the year that EMU will have to make a statement. Recruiting has always been a problem at EMU. This is the main focus of 2nd year coach NUCMANDON. When talking to him he said; " X's and O's are the easy part. If you don't have the players to execute, then that is the hard part. We lost our entire D-line last season along with our star MLB, CB, and FS. Between recruiting and moving people around we were able to fill most of these voids with equal talent from last season. This season will be critical for us in winning and recruiting. We have 11 seniors that are staring with out a suitable backup. Having minimal injuries will be key as well. I'm looking for a good year, and competing for the MAC West title." After talking to the coach the fell is that EMU is looking for big things this year. Will it happen is another story. ESPN News.