Furman is next on the schedule for the East Tennessee State football team, but the biggest focus for the Bucs is on themselves.
East Tennessee State won a Southern Conference football game on the road for the first time since 2002, beating Virginia Military Institute 27-24 in a turnover-fest Friday at Foster Stadium.
VMI’s football team is in the midst of a 19-game losing streak, and that’s what ETSU coach Randy Sanders says makes this week’s opponent dangerous.
The Randy Sanders era is less than a week away from beginning at East Tennessee State, and the Bucs’ new football coach sounds more than ready to go.
Coach Randy Sanders announced Sunday that transfer Logan Marchi will be the starting quarterback when the Bucs take the field for their season opener.
ETSU’s offense took a while to find the end zone as the team went through its first extensive live scrimmage of the preseason Saturday night at Greene Stadium.
It just seems like Dylan Weigel has been around forever. That’s because ever since the linebacker stepped foot on the football field at East Tennessee State, he’s been producing.
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.
What should ETSU fans look for when Randy Sanders’ first preseason camp as a college football head coach begins Friday?
“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.”
“We’re still not there yet, don’t get me wrong. But it’s kind of like the weather. The weather’s dramatically better today. We’re dramatically better today.”
Randy Sanders’ first scrimmage as coach of the East Tennessee State football team was eventful, if nothing else.
“I can see the ability and talent. Now I need to see what kind of football players we’ll have.”
Teddy Gaines, who was arrested and charged with domestic assault by Kingsport police after an altercation with his wife on Oct. 5, had been with the team since the program was restarted in 2013. He was the Bucs’ safeties coach.
Quarterback Austin Herink passed for an ETSU-record 434 yards with three TDs, but the Bucs couldn’t keep up with Furman on Saturday.