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."