The Daily Eastern News

Eastern football has talent, depth at running back position

Eastern football has talent, depth at running back position

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

It became very evident during Eastern football’s first team scrimmage of the fall that the running back position for the Panthers runs deep with productive players.  The addition of Independence Community College transfer Jamal Scott to a unit that already had preseason all-conference running back ...

Young defense progressing for Eastern

Young defense progressing for Eastern

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Year two of Cary Fowler’s tenure as defensive coordinator of the Eastern football team is about to begin. In this upcoming season, Fowler and the rest of the Eastern coaching staff expect to see lots of progress from a defensive unit that was already one of the best in the OVC last season. Last...

Eastern hopes air-raid offense fixes woes from last season

Eastern hopes air-raid offense fixes woes from last season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Eastern head football coach Kim Dameron does not want to see his team average just 17.6 points per game again this season.  That is something Dameron and the entire program have emphasized and made very clear dating all the way back to the end of last season. The football program let former offensive coor...

Column: 2018 a prove it season for Eastern football team

Column: 2018 a prove it season for Eastern football team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

So much of the Eastern football team’s 2017 season, from its 6-5 record to an offense that was anemic in the passing game, had more to do with a series of bad luck circumstances and an injury carousel at quarterback than it did with roster talent or coaching. In an attempt to cure the passing game,...

Three takeaways from Eastern football’s fall scrimmage

Three takeaways from Eastern football’s fall scrimmage

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Eastern’s football coaching staff got a good look at a lot of the team’s young players Saturday during a team scrimmage at O’Brien Field.  No score was kept, but the goal of the scrimmage was to get as close to a game scenario as possible; in that however, some things about the roster beca...

3 things learned in spring football

3 things learned in spring football

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

1. The quarterback position is open, but there may be frontrunners.  Four quarterbacks competed in spring camp for the Panthers and in the eyes of the Eastern coaching staff, four quarterbacks still have a chance to be the starter against Arkansas in the season opener.  There was redshirt-sop...

Woodbery, Brantley stand out as quarterback in loss

Woodbery, Brantley stand out as quarterback in loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  The starting quarterback position for the Eastern football team is still up for grabs, even after the team just completed its spring football game in a 34-27 contest that was won by the defense. If one thing did become clear about the quarterback situation during that game, however,...

Spring football game to be held Saturday

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The spring intrasquad football game for Eastern is held every year to be a fun event for Eastern’s players to go out and have fun scrimmaging one another, but head coach Kim Dameron is expecting the players to be very competitive and try to beat each other, despite the scrimmage title. The coachin...

Brantley more than just a runner

Brantley more than just a runner

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Forget what the statistics say. Disregard what his coaches at Tulane wanted him to be, Johnathan Brantley is a pass-first quarterback and he and his new coaches at Eastern believe in full of his ability to pass the football. Is Brantley the fastest quarterback on Eastern’s roster? Without a doubt....

Fundamentals key for Panthers on defense

Fundamentals key for Panthers on defense

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  Last season the Eastern football team and new defensive coordinator Cary Fowler instilled an entirely new defensive scheme and one that, all things considered, kept the Panthers in most of its games last season. In regulation of games, Eastern never scored more than 21 points on offense,...

Quarterback battle to be key in Spring

Quarterback battle to be key in Spring

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Playing time at every position on the Eastern football team, quarterback through line, will be up for grabs and battled for according to head coach Kim Dameron during Spring football,  which began Tuesday for the Panthers. The battle at quarterback is shaping up to be one of the more closely watched races as ...

Panthers celebrate Grugier-Hill’s super bowl title

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Before Sunday, former Panther linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill’s “claim to fame,” you could say, was when he handled kick off duties for the Philadelphia Eagles in a regular season game. Now he can say that he is a Super Bowl champion. Grugier-Hill was in his second year with the Eagles after...

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