Dylan Wieger, once a prized recruit for the East Tennessee State football team, has turned to coaching after a health issue has forced him away from playing the game.
The first day of practice is in the books for the East Tennessee State football team and first-year head coach Randy Sanders said nothing he saw on the field surprised him.
East Tennessee State defensive end Nasir Player was a first-team preseason All-Southern Conference selection, and four of his teammates were honored as well when the team was announced on Wednesday.
“Randy Sanders was the best choice for our football coach in December. He’s the best coach today and I took great pleasure in talking to our football team to let them know he will be our coach into the future.”
East Tennessee State football coach Randy Sanders’ suspension came as a result of him hitting a player during practice, sources close to the situation said Monday.
“I can see the ability and talent. Now I need to see what kind of football players we’ll have.”
Randy Sanders, the new head football coach at East Tennessee State, said he got most of the players he wanted as the signatures began to come in Wednesday morning.
Randy Sanders, who won national championships as offensive coordinator at Tennessee and Florida State, has coached for 29 years after concluding his playing days with the Vols.
ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush was the Mystery Reader of the Day for ETSU alum Mrs. Alice Ann Smith’s third grade class on Wednesday morning.
Austin Herink accounted for five touchdowns and the ETSU football team closed its season with a 42-27 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday.
Eight weeks of frustration disappeared, even if just for one Saturday afternoon, for East Tennessee State’s football players. The Bucs beat Warner University 42-9 at Kermit Tipton Stadium for their first victory in almost 13 years.
ETSU Head Football Coach Carl Torbush will make a special appearance to sign autographs and promote ETSU’s football game against Warner on Saturday at Science Hill High School.
Robert Miller and Sean Orsini both returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first half and St. Francis (Pa) routed East Tennessee State 58-9 on Saturday.
An East Tennessee State football player was hospitalized Sunday after an apparent medical emergency occurred at the close of practice.