Story by the Associated Press, curated by Oliver Darcy.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used "wholly inappropriate language" while addressing the team.
EMU announced English's dismissal Friday. On Saturday, the school released a statement from Lyke saying she'd received a tape of English addressing the team. She called his statements "absolutely unacceptable."
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File - In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo Eastern Michigan head football coach Ron English reacts after the Eagles recovered a fumble during an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich. In a statement Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, athletic director Heather Lyke announced English has been fired. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
Lyke says the tape was only one of "a lot of factors" that led to her decision to change coaches.
The Eagles were 1-8 when English was fired. English went 11-46 at the Mid-American Conference school.
Listen to English's "wholly inappropriate" comments (audio is censored):
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