Category: Football

Football kicks-off with Big-12 foe

Eastern football kicksoff its 2011 campaign Saturday against the Big-12’s Kansas State University, and all eyes will be on the new signal caller who steps under center.

Junior quarterback T.J. Pryor is out for the game with a broken bone in his throwing hand that he suffered in a scrimmage Aug. 20, forcing Eastern to call upon its reserves to fill in.

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The run to 21

Head Coach Dean Hood and his Colonel football team ended last season on a four-game winning streak, and for the second straight year, come into this season being picked to finish third in the preseason Ohio Valley Conference football poll.

And as week three of preseason camp comes to a close, the Colonels are ready to begin their quest for their 21st OVC championship.

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Promotion brings newfound passion to gridiron Colonels

College football is a tough sport for any coach. Most of the time, if you don’t win championships, you won’t have a job for very long.

That is why it’s imperative to put a lot of thought into a promotion. A good coach wants to make sure he has the right people in important positions who are dedicated to winning.

Eastern’s head football coach, Dean Hood, took this thought process when he decided to promote Dane Damron from special teams coach to offensive coordinator.

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Fate caught the Colonels

Tyrone Goard got his 15 minutes of fame. Now if only the football team can hold onto it. It’s been the most talked about topic around campus, and probably one of the most talked about topics in the area. I’m talking about the catch of the year against Jacksonville State.

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Football looks to end road woes

Coming off one of their biggest wins in school history upsetting Jacksonville State, Coach Dean Hood and company are still soaring high. But the Colonels knowthat game is in the past. They have another Ohio Valley Conference game this weekend, on the road, where Eastern remains winless this season.

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Colonels proclaim ‘we’re still here’

Just minutes after they secured their Homecoming victory against Murray State University, the Eastern football team broke into song inside the locker room. The entire team belted the verses to “Cabin on the Hill,” participating in a team tradition decades of Colonel football players had done after every win before them.

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The Progress in print