Sep 7, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Eastern Michigan Eagles head coach Ron English looks on during the first quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Ron English’s rant audio released (Audio)


Eastern Michigan fired head coach Ron English for multiple reasons. His team is 1-8 this season but it might not be the biggest factor in his firing.

“At this time, I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary,” said athletic director Heather Lyke in a statement. “Eastern Michigan University’s commitment to our student-athletes remain of the utmost importance as we move forward with the rest of this season and in selecting the new leader of our program.”

The deciding factor could be a rant with foul language directed at players.

“[T]here is no place, particularly in a student environment, where this language is appropriate,” Lyke’s statement read, in part. “The statements made by Coach English are absolutely unacceptable.”

They’re maintaining that it  wasn’t strictly the tape that was responsible for his termination.

“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.

It is hard to understand what he is saying, some times it is clear and sometimes it isn’t. The curse words are beeped out if you’re worried about being around children or you’re unfortunately working on a Saturday.

Via the Detroit News

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