Eastern Michigan University football fans have been waiting to see what this year’s team is capable of after having its best seasons in the last couple of years. College football is in its fourth week now and the Eagles aren’t starting off as good as they were last year.
Around this time in the 2011 season, the Eagles were 2-1. This year, the Eagles are 0-3, but many loyal EMU fans think they will turn it around and finish the season strong.
Personally, I would like to see EMU in a bowl game after falling one game short of it last year. To see what other people are thinking, I went around campus this past week and asked some students what they would like to see from the Eagles this year.
“I want Garrett Hoskins to show that he is one of the best tight ends in the country,” sophomore Luke Bromberg said.
While some other students think the Eagles need to work on defense.
“We need better play on defense,” Victor Gullatte said. “If our defense is lacking then it will be very difficult for us to get wins. We also need better team chemistry.”
Senior Cole Sydnor said, “I want to see solid defense and an increase in the intensity level.”
Some students thought beyond the team’s tactics and focused on championship wins.
“I want to see Eastern Michigan turn the bad start around and make it to a bowl game,” sophomore Martin Urbaniak said.
“I want EMU to win the [Mid-American Conference] despite the 0-3 start,” sophomore Devon Parker said. “Even though Eastern is 0-3 right now, winning the MAC is still possible.”