The head football coach job at Eastern is a tough gig. It is primarily a commuter school. Very low student involvement. They operate in the shadow of the Michigan campus. They compete with successful in-state MAC programs at Central and Western Michigan. Their last bowl game was in the 1987 California Bowl.
Despite all the downside, Eastern is a head coach opportunity. I would really like to see Ron English do well in Ypsi. From my observations, he is a good man and a solid football coach. I will root for them all year long except when they come to Ann Arbor in September.