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Tuesday Tidbits: $3 ticket edition

August 3, 2010
Note: This week’s Tuesday Tidbits will be in two parts. This morning we have the general stuff, and later we’ll have links relating specifically to the MAC football preview.

EMU is offering packs of 10 ticket vouchers for $30. Each voucher is good for a general admission ticket to any home football game, so you could treat this as two super-discounted 67%-off season tickets (the regular price for a pair of season tickets would be $90), plus you have the flexibility of using any number of vouchers at each game. If you would be buying more than three regular game tickets, you will save money with this, even if you don’t end up using the whole pack. This is almost certainly how I’ll be getting my tickets for this fall!

The Ypsilanti Courier offers their coverage of the Women’s Football Clinic. This is a little bit old, since to my surprise it came out last Tuesday afternoon — normally the Courier’s online publishing matches pretty closely to their print schedule of publishing on Thursdays.

The Mac Daily’s Peter Schinkai offers his thoughts on job security among MAC football coaches.

Ron English (Eastern Michigan): Last year was awful, but not many people thought English was at fault. This year might not be much better, but once again, they’re not English’s players. If he leaves after this year, it’s much more likely it would be because he can’t stand the losses anymore. He’s not a quiter [sic] though, so look for English to be back at EMU in 2011.

Bengals blog Cincy Jungle offers their training camp preview, including a comment on the likelihood of former EMU Eagle Johnny Sears making the team.

If one guy could be considered a “long-shot”, it’s Sears. Not that he won’t have much of a shot to make the roster, but he really won’t have much of a shot to make the roster. That shot, most likely, will need to include an explosive training camp and preseason, grouped with mediocre or poor performances and work ethics from Adam Jones or Morgan Trent. Even so, he’s still a long-shot.

A former Eagle with higher hopes for a good NFL career is Jason Jones, who was drafted in the second round in 2008 by the Tennessee Titans. After spending half of the 2009 season on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, Titans Insider reports that Jones is healthy and raring to go.

“Once training camp comes, I’ll be 100 percent go and ready for everything,’’ Jones said. “I’m ready. All the rehabbing and wating [sic] for next season, the opportunity is coming soon. The shoulder is healed. It’s just about getting the strength back right now.”

The University of North Dakota has announced that former EMU Eagle/Huron football player John Motherwell will be the assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Motherwell was a letterwinner from 1988-1992.

Matt Baxendell of Collegesports-fans.com offers a generally good preview of EMU for 2010, though he made one mistake in the very first sentence.

The Eagles had the misfortune of being the only team in all of Division One Football to fail to win a single game in 2009…

Western Kentucky, in their first season of FBS play, also went 0-12, and three FCS teams (still Division I) went 0-11: Northwestern State, Presbyterian College, and Georgetown. So there were four other winless D-I teams keeping us company at the bottom of the rankings.

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