“Eastern Michigan at Michigan: A Letdown Against the Eagles Is Highly Improbable”

This article popped up in my Google newsfeed today or yesterday, from a football fan site called Bleacher Report.  I think it sums up my feelings of the likely outcome of the game pretty well, and also more accurately the state of affairs of football at EMU. Here are the opening paragraphs:

I just so happened to catch Inside Michigan Football on the Big Ten Network yesterday at noon, and it was Michigan radio personality Jim Brandstatter talking to head coach Brady Hoke about the Wolverines’ upcoming game this Saturday against Eastern Michigan. Hoke went on to tell Brandstatter how good of a job Michigan ex-defensive coordinator Ron English has done in Ypsilanti so far and that the Wolverines will “have their hands full” this Saturday.

I am going to go out on a limb and just say Hoke was being a nice guy.

Eastern Michigan is one of the worst teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and I think the previous three years can vouch for that statement, seeing as how the Eagles are a quite laughable 5-31 in that span of time. Let’s not forget how many 50- to 70-point games Eastern Michigan allowed their oppositions to rack up.

Yep, 5 and 31– which is better than I thought because I had forgotten that English’s Emus won three last year.

But hey, it promises to be a lovely day today to watch a football game– partly cloudy and high 60s/low 70s– so not all will be lost for EMU fans at the Big House. ¬†Personally, I’ll be playing golf….

One Response to “Eastern Michigan at Michigan: A Letdown Against the Eagles Is Highly Improbable”

  1. I don’t know if I should feel bad for saying this or not, but I am always a U-M football fan first (well, Lions first), then MSU, then any other Michigan-based school). Even though I’m a two-time alumnus of EMU, I still would rather see Michigan win over my old school.

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