Friday brought upon a bit of a stunner as news hit the wire that Eastern Michigan had fired their head coach, Ron English.
While the team is 1-8 on the season, firing English this far into the season, regardless of record, didn’t really make much sense at all. So, there was speculation that some sort of unwanted happening on English’s part had to bring this on so swiftly.
Well, it seems that something did.
In a release sent out earlier on Saturday obtained by College Football Talk, the school’s athletic director, Heather Lyke, says that she received a tape in which English had addressed his team and used wholly inappropriate language.
Lyke would go on to add that this tape was pretty much just the icing on the cake for English ultimately being ousted from his position:
“My decision to make a change in leadership of our football program was the culmination of a lot of factors including the comprehensive review of our program, the competitive performance and this tape,” Lyke said.