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EOU has turned around what looked like lost year

Following a 73-20 loss to Southern Oregon University at Community Stadium on Sept. 21, it looked like the 2013 season might be a lost season for the Eastern Oregon University football team.

That loss dropped the Mountaineers to 0-4 on the season and there were plenty of questions surrounding the make-up of the team.

A little more than a month later, EOU (3-5 overall, 3-4 Frontier Conference) has won three of four games and finds itself in the middle of the pack in the Frontier Conference.

So how did the Mountaineers turn it around?

They stayed committed to the plan, that’s how.

Head coach Tim Camp and his assistants believed in the team, and in turn the team believed in what the coaches were preaching.

It takes a lot of people to be on board and have the same vision to turn around a difficult start like that.

It shows what type of players are on the EOU football team, and how dedicated the coaches are to bringing a winning team to La Grande.

The Mountaineers took their licks, but they have delivered their share as well.

With the last home game of the season set for Saturday, the Mounties welcome Dickinson State to town.

The Blue Hawks have had their own problems this season, and I expect Eastern Oregon to get win No. 4 this year.

That’s a far cry from where I thought this team would end up a month ago.

So my hat’s off to everyone who stayed committed and salvaged this season for the Mountaineers.

It wasn’t an easy task, but they made 2013 an entertaining season. And it’s not done yet.


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