WXYZ — It's funny how things work out sometimes.
The Mid-American Conference was one of the first dominoes to fall when conferences were debating on whether of not they would have fall football, as they set off a chain reaction be saying they'd postpone to the spring.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 followed suit, and it was long thought by Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton that that, was that.
It wasn't something that @Coach_Creighton thought would happen.— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) September 29, 2020
But by now, we know how quickly things can change.@EMUFB is back on the practice field, getting ready for a 'sprint' of a season. pic.twitter.com/imhp1yactc
"I was 100 percent emphatic (that the season wasn't to be played in the fall), I wasn't trying to mislead them, I was like this is not where we're at," Creighton said of his thoughts about if they would play in the fall.
Yet just hours after saying that, Creighton got a phone call from EMU athletic director Scott Wetherbee that conversations were now being had, and the rest is history.
MACtion is coming back for a six-game sprint this fall.
"MACtion will be alive and well," Creighton added.
WE'RE BAAAAAACCCKKKKKKKK! 😤#EMUEagles🦅 | #ETOUGH⛓️ | #BREAKTHROUGH https://t.co/NWf8KVJ2T0 pic.twitter.com/s4GlN6cnhx— Eastern Michigan Football (@EMUFB) September 25, 2020
The Eagles kick off their season around November 4th, while the schedule is still being worked out and is expected to be released soon.