JOHNSON CITY — Carl Torbush is officially on the clock.
East Tennessee State’s new football coach was hired on June 21 but didn’t start collecting on his five-year contract until this week. Torbush, of course, has been working feverishly to make connections in the community since that splashy news conference at the Millennium Center.
“This is the first day I’m getting paid on the job,” he said with a laugh Tuesday as he kicked back behind an untidy desk in his office, deep in the bowels of the Dome. “That first week was just about chaos, but I enjoyed it. This has really seemed like home since day one. There are a lot of good people here who love life and East Tennessee in general.
“It’s a very comfortable fit for me.”
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