EMU Football Newsletter February 2017

EMU Football adds 26 in 2017 Recruiting Class
"Our class got off to a really good start in early January when we welcomed our four early enrollees," said Creighton. "They are already part of the family and are working hard to make us better. Today is the culmination of a very long process of identifying, evaluating, building relationships and ultimately inviting guys to be a part of Eastern Michigan football. I have always evaluated a class after they have finished their careers but going into it we are excited about this group. We have both built for the future and brought in guys who will compete to play right away."
coaching staff Additions
"Our offense was the most productive in school history and Coach Keen played an integral role in its development," said Creighton. "He has coached quarterbacks and coordinated offenses very successfully for the majority of his impressive career. He will provide continuity while putting his own touch on making us better."
"Coach Meadows' resume is very impressive," remarked Creighton. "He has gone into three different programs in the past decade and quickly made astounding improvements on the offensive line. He is an excellent fit for our program because of those on the field results and because philosophically we are on the same page - his relationship with the players and growing them up as men matters to him."
"We are excited about the addition of Coach Nunez to our coaching staff," remarked Creighton. "He brings great energy and is passionate about recruiting. We have made great strides in our Special Teams over the past three years and I believe that he can continue the process of improvement in those areas. He will also be coaching our tight ends – the same position he coached this past year."
Spring Practice Dates Announced
The Eastern Michigan University football program returns to the turf for its first spring practice Tuesday, March 7, at 3:45 p.m. The session kicks off a string of 15 practice dates during a four-week period that culminates with the program's annual spring football game Saturday, April 8. During the spring practice period, the Eagles will be the field each three times per week. Practices are typically open but please note that times are subject to change. Media members must always contact the Athletic Media Relations Office prior attending practice. Depending on the weather, practices will take place inside Rynearson Stadium or the Multi-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility. The Spring Game will be a capper for the practice period as Head Coach Chris Creighton and his staff will put on a full-squad scrimmage for Eagle fans on the gray turf inside "The Factory." Details, events and promotions surrounding the game are forthcoming.
Alumni Connection

ALUMNI FLAG FOOTBALL GAME SET FOR Saturday, APRIL 8TH AT 1:00PM

The annual Alumni Flag Football Game will take place on April 8th, in conjunction with our annual Spring Game. Kickoff for the Alumni Flag Football game is 1:00pm in Rynearson Stadium, with the EMU spring game set to follow at 3:00pm. Details and Registration Info to follow.

14TH ANNUAL EMU GOLF OUTING SET FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2017

Join us for the 14th Annual Golf Outing for Alumni, Family, Friends and Fans of EMU Football! Friday June 2nd, 2017 at the Eagle Crest Golf Club.

Eagles In the community

This month, EMU Football spent time volunteering with the Veteran's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Habitat For Humanity, Friends In Deed and Community Action Network

The Eagles have been spending their Friday mornings helping out in the local community. Some of the places we've made stops at this month include the VA Veteran's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Habitat for Humanity Resale Store, Friends In Deed, and the Community Action Network community center in Ypsilanti.
Football Team Announces 2016 Award Winners
Redshirt junior quarterback Brogan Roback ) was selected for the Most Valuable Player Award. Roback was also named the recipient of the James M. "Bingo" Brown Award as the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player.
EMU FOotball IN THE NEWS

EMU TIED FOR BIGGEST TURNAROUND TEAM 2016

The Eastern Michigan University football team finished in a seven-way tie for the most improved program in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2016, bettering its win total from one win in 2015, to seven this season. Head Football Coach Chris Creighton led the Eagles to their first bowl appearance in 29 years following one of EMU's most successful seasons in its 125-year history.

EMU Football to Host High School Chalk Talk

Coach Creighton and his staff will work together to host high school coaches from the state of Michigan and surrounding areas for the event. Participants will have the opportunity to watch the Eagles go through one spring practice while also learning from the EMU staff. Registration for the event will take place at 8 a.m. in the atrium of the EMU Convocation Center. At 8:30 a.m., Coach Creighton will give an introduction and speak on building a program. Coaches will then be able to attend position meetings followed by the 10:15 a.m. practice session. Afterwards, coaches are encouraged to stick around for a post-practice chalk talk with position coaches.

emu Announces 2017 Home and Road MAC Games

The Eastern Michigan University football team learned its home and away opponents for the eight-game Mid-American Conference portion of the 2017 season, as announced by the league office. Dates, times and broadcast information for those match-ups will be released at a later date.

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