What Did Ron English Say to Get Fired at EMU?

November 9, 2013 at 2:04p    by Jason Priestas    
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Statement from Eastern Michigan on Ron English's termination.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.

Via The Detroit News, here's audio of English going off on his players. Is it enough to merit termination? We'll let you decide.


When Ron English was fired Friday in his fifth season as coach at Eastern Michigan, most figured it was because he was 1-8 this year with a career record of 11-46. 

Now, it appears as if something else was at play. EMU athletic director Heather Lyke released a statement early Saturday afternoon saying she received a tape of a situation "in which Coach English had addressed the team and used wholly inappropriate language."

So, someone on the team or English's staff taped the coach without his knowledge, but what did English say, exactly? Our money is on English questioning the sexuality of his team, but we've been known to be wrong before.

Whatever it was, EMU was looking for a reason to fire English with cause and it appears as if they had it.

Source: @Brandon_Folsom

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lljjgg's picture

What Did Ron English Say to Get Fired at EMU?

"Our offensive line is worse than Michigan's!"

They consider that a slur up in the mitten state these days.

Baroclinicity's picture

He mispronounced Ypsilanti. 

NYBUCKEYE's picture

What did the fox say?

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Hovenaut's picture

Who's line is it anyway....Eastern Michigan edition.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

JLBNYC's picture

An Eastern Michigan man will coach Eastern Michigan

johnblairgobucks's picture

Michigan Men come from Ohio, so where do Eastern Michigan Men come from?   Windsor?

Haybucks's picture

His name is English!  What could he have possibly said that was inappropriate unless it was French or Spanish?

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

40 Degrees North's picture

I will wait to read a transcript. 
Another note is I believe the Eastern Michigan AD used to work at Ohio State.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

She worked here for years. I think compliance was among her duties, which might not bode well for the immediate future of EMU.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

It's always you, it's never anybody else! It's you, it's you, it's you, and it's who you are. Just saying, it's you, you're never gonna improve, ever! You'll always be f***** up! And as soon as you get one and everybody else, you're gonna...(inaudible)
You're right I'm pissed.
(silence)
All comes down to having pride, period.
(pause)
So shower folks.
(pause)
That's what all I was pissed off about. How did so many kids go bad? I haven't been around players where so many go bad, so s***bird. I mean this is s***bird football! It's bad. As bad as I've ever been around, Jesus. Bad as I've ever been around. Just s***bird football. I've never been around players where you've coached the same s*** for months. I've never been in a place like that. Gotta coach the same s*** over and over. Gotta coach practice, gotta coach (inaudible), are you kidding me? (inaudible) Just once, and I gotta coach the same s***.
There's a lack of focus now. There's a lack of pride, is what that is. But more importantly, self-respect. That's what it really is; you have no respect for yourselves. Why should anybody else, if you've never looked at yourself and said, you know what, I'm not falling into that trap, I'm not (unintelligible).
That's why I have no respect for the players that went here, I have no f****** respect for you b****. I have no respect for you little quittin'-ass b****. That's why you got your ass kicked, quitter. That's what I call y'all, all little f***ers. Mother******, I don't need to respect you, I don't give a f*** about you, b****. There, it's true. I don't f***** care about complainers, cause you mother****** are quitters. Gotta get out mother*******. I don't give a f*** about you, b****.
Could care less. I respect football players, but I respect football players, mother******. But you ain't no football player, you little b****. You're a little f****** b****, that everybody laughs at over and over, because they know you're a f***** quitter. They know from the third quarter and halftime that you quit. If you wanna call it what it is. Do you know why it happens? Because you allow it to happen out here. You just come out here on Thursdays and f*** around, come out on Wednesdays and f*** around...

40 Degrees North's picture

Thanks for the transcript. There is more here than just the words he said for the firing. 
If you are a player on the team and you hear this from your coach, you are going to quit on the guy if you haven't already. If you are a player, you are probably going to hate this guy. Consequently, you won't play hard for the guy. 
Ron English lost his team, or as they put it in some sports, lost the room. When that happens, there is only one move for the management to make: coaching change. 

Alex Boones Liver's picture

...and to think that some of the scUM faithful thought Ron English would be hired after LLLLoyd's departure. Good decision either way!
 

 

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

It's a bit more than just some folks being too PC...
The end of the rant is a bit overboard, IMHO. 

That's why I have no respect for the players that went here, I have no f****** respect for you b****. I have no respect for you little quittin'-ass b****. That's why you got your ass kicked, quitter. That's what I call y'all, all little f***ers. Mother******, I don't need to respect you, I don't give a f*** about you, b****. There, it's true. I don't f***** care about complainers, cause you mother****** are quitters. Gotta get out mother*******. I don't give a f*** about you, b****.
Could care less. I respect football players, but I respect football players, mother******. But you ain't no football player, you little b****. You're a little f****** b****, that everybody laughs at over and over, because they know you're a f***** quitter.

johnblairgobucks's picture

#institute higherlearning

sharks's picture

They probably have an out in his contract if they fire him for cause, although I suppose his record there is cause enough.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

Toilrt Paper's picture

That will happen when your AD is a female.

OhioKris's picture

he's just calling it what it is.
shit football, from a shit program, with shit players. 
this stuff needed to be said.
At some point you have to take a good long look in the mirror.
This man should not have been fired.
He actually wants to win. He's actually cares about his players quit mentality. Its just damn shame the country has gone this soft. He's trying to mold young boys into men people. At some point this kids are going to have to walk out into the real world and deal with real problems. what are you gonna do then...quit when things get tough. roll over and die. Man the fuck up. Show so some heart. You may not win every time but at least you did all you could and did'n quit.  
 
 

gravey's picture

He's had that program for five years. They suck...and have improved not a bit since he arrived.  He sucks.  He's clearly quit recruiting  - because he's gotten whipped all over the place for years by MAC schools.  Players are quitters?  Maybe you're not much of motivator.  You're an adult and the players are hardly past prom.  This is the kind of man you want recruiting your children?  Their mentor, guide, parent-away-from-home.  Michigan man indeed.

45has2's picture

The unedited audio is here:
http://www.easternecho.com/multimedia/8077
EMU is as EMU does. Jesus couldn't resurrect that program. I don't find his tirade that bothersome, heard worse in my high school locker room. There was also physicality by coaches back then that no one thought anything about but would cause terminations today. Oh, the joy of a PC world.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

BoFuquel's picture

He sounds just like the coach I had In 4th grade. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.