Richards- Eastern Michigan

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  1. Ninersfan80

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    The 0-7 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team decided that it was time for a change. They fired their previous head coach and in turn hired University of Florida alum, Alex Richards.

    Richards doesn't have any head coaching experience but was a intern for the Florida Gators football team in 2010 and was hired as an assistant coach in 2011 and has been there for 2 years. Richards always dreamed of being a D1 football coach and his dream has came true.

    In an interview Richards said, "I am glad to be a part of this program and am thankful for the opportunity. I can't wait to get started and turn this ship around in the right direction."
     
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    EMU Recruits Through Week 10


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    Update-

    EMU didn't get any new recruits this past week but are starting to close in on a few guys that will help out in the future. EMU's offensive line has been a weak point this season so far, they have already gotten 2 OT recruits and looking to close in on a 3* G out of Detroit. In the coming years the O-line could be a very big strength which is important to the run game.

    EMU hosted Arkansas State this week and didn't have too high expectations for the game but Richards was impressed with the reluctant play of his young team. They got out to a quick 7-0 start but was out scored 24-15 the rest of the way. The offense had a pretty good game with 306 yards of total offense and 19 first downs. The defense was shaky most of the way and needs some big improvements. The highlight of the game for the defense was a sack by Adam Kennedy for a safety. EMU scored 10 points in the 4th quarter to cut the lead down to 2 but couldn't recover the onside kick with 30 seconds left in the game.

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    J. Jones catches a TD pass from T. Benz late in the 4th to cut the lead to 2

    Game Stats for EMU-

    T. Benz- 22/35, 237 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
    B. Hill- 17 att, 90 yards, 1 TD
    D. Reed- 6 rec, 78 yards
    J. Jones- 4 rec, 20 yards, 1 TD
    J. Haviland- 6 tackles, 1 sack
     
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    Week 13 EMU Update-

    Before their week 13 game against Akron, Eastern Michigan got some good news on the recruiting front. The offensive line has been pretty bad so far this year and they have now bolstered their line for the next 4 years. EMU signed 3 star Guard Corey Brown.

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    ***More to come after the game. Check back on this post later
     
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    3 More EMU Recruits

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    EMU is working on 3 three star players at the moment and are close to signing all three.

     
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