By Andy Andersen
The Wolverines have never lost a football game to their immediate neighbors about seven miles east on Washtenaw Avenue. Wolverines fans did not expect them to lose today either, but at first there was uncertainty.
This is an Eastern team that is much improved over last year’s version of the Eagles. They have their fair share of 300 pounders. They are primarily a one dimensional offensive football team, having demonstrated little passing capability. They did turn the corner on swing passes.
The list of ex-Wolverines at EMU is now enlarged by the presence of Mike Hart on that staff. Ron English is making some real progress there and is a respected coach despite his Eagle’s struggles the past several years.
The Eagles are a run first team, they provided valuable opposition for the Wolverines who need to develop more run stopping capability, and who are searching feverishly to develop an offensive threat at tailback not named Denard Robinson.