Update: Via the Detroit News, the audio. It is not easily decipherable, but appears to be English cursing and berating players:
Our attempted transcript:It's always you, it's never anybody else! It's you, it's you, it's you, and it's who you are. Just saying, it's you, you're never gonna improve, ever! You'll always be f***** up! And as soon as you get one and everybody else, you're gonna...(inaudible) You're right I'm pissed. (silence) All comes down to having pride, period. (pause) So shower folks. (pause) That's what all I was pissed off about. How did so many kids go bad? I haven't been around players where so many go bad, so s***bird. I mean this is s***bird football! It's bad. As bad as I've ever been around, Jesus. Bad as I've ever been around. Just s***bird football. I've never been around players where you've coached the same s*** for months. I've never been in a place like that. Gotta coach the same s*** over and over. Gotta coach practice, gotta coach (inaudible), are you kidding me? (inaudible) Just once, and I gotta coach the same s***. There's a lack of focus now. There's a lack of pride, is what that is. But more importantly, self-respect. That's what it really is; you have no respect for yourselves. Why should anybody else, if you've never looked at yourself and said, you know what, I'm not falling into that trap, I'm not (unintelligible). That's why I have no respect for the players that went here, I have no f****** respect for you b****. I have no respect for you little quittin'-ass b****. That's why you got your ass kicked, quitter. That's what I call y'all, all little f***ers. Mother******, I don't need to respect you, I don't give a f*** about you, b****. There, it's true. I don't f***** care about complainers, cause you mother****** are quitters. Gotta get out mother*******. I don't give a f*** about you, b****. Could care less. I respect football players, but I respect football players, mother******. But you ain't no football player, you little b****. You're a little f****** b****, that everybody laughs at over and over, because they know you're a f***** quitter. They know from the third quarter and halftime that you quit. If you wanna call it what it is. Do you know why it happens? Because you allow it to happen out here. You just come out here on Thursdays and f*** around, come out on Wednesdays and f*** around...
Head football coach Ron English was fired by Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon after a poor 1-8 start to the season. The timing was surprising, considering EMU had a game against rival Western Michigan set for the next day -- certainly a winnable game, considering the Broncos are also 1-8. Now we're starting to learn more about the reason for the sudden exit.
As for the tape, Scott Roussel has heard it -- Friday, he was expressing concern about its contents.
Since taking over at Eastern Michigan in 2009, English led Eagles to an 11-46 record. Six of those 11 wins came in 2011.
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