Monday, January 11, 2010

Dan Enos to be next CMU Football Coach

By DREW ELLIS
Sun Sports Writer

Central Michigan University has chosen Dan Enos to be its next head football coach, a source close to the program has informed The Morning Sun.
CMU Athletics Director Dave Heeke made the decision to hire Enos on Monday night and a formal press conference is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 3 p.m.
Enos has served as the running backs coach for the Spartans the last two seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio. He will be taking over the 23rd ranked football team in the nation, in Central Michigan University, following former head coach Butch Jones’ decision to leave Central Michigan for Cincinnati.
The Chippewas finished 12-2 this past season, having won the Mid-American Conference title, the GMAC Bowl, and a non-conference game over Enos’ former team in Michigan State.
Enos was able to win the job over fellow finalists Mike Bajakian (CMU Offensive Coordinator) and Curt Mallory (Illinois Defensive Backs Coach).
Enos has spent the past four seasons with Michigan State, having also coached the MSU quarterbacks starting in 2006, under John L. Smith.
Prior to working with the Spartans, he worked at Cincinnati with Dantonio as quarterbacks coach from 2004-05.
Enos has also been quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan, North Dakota State, South Illinois, and Southwest Missouri State.
Prior to coaching, Enos was a four-year letterman for Michigan State as a quarterback from 1987-90. Enos was the starting quarterback for MSU in the 1989 and 1990 seasons. He led the Spartans to a 16-7-1 record and back-to-back bowl wins under then coach George Perles.
Enos graduated from Michigan State in 1991 in business administration and received a master’s degree in sports administration in 2006.
Enos and his wife Jane have two children, Idalia and Alex, and the family currently resides in Mason.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enos is known as a very strong in-state recruiter. Time to get to work to keep our verbal commits and steal a few away from MSU. Fire up Chips!

In Heeke we trust!

January 11, 2010 at 7:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i play for MSU and yall got a very good coach and veeery good recruiter..good luck coach enos

January 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I play for MSU and I hate Enos. Glad to see him go.

January 11, 2010 at 8:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an MSU and CMU fan and remember watch Dan Enos play for MSU and I follow MSU's recruiting closely. Dan Enos has been MSU's best recruiter, best in a long time. He'll bring the horses to Mt. Pleasant and that is very big part of winning. I hope CMU fans don't things to continue without a hitch with your GREAT quarterback leaving, but I expect Dan will bring in enough quality players to enable another successful era.

January 11, 2010 at 8:51 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I play for MSU and Enos is a great coach and recruiter, he will do a great job at CMU all the best coach!

January 12, 2010 at 4:35 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why in the hell would they not hire a person with hea coaching experience? This guy has never been a head coach ANYWHERE..This is a step backward in my opinion..He was nt even a good player in his day...CMU WTH????? are you thinking onhtis one???

January 12, 2010 at 9:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he is a good recruiter? MSU sells itself inside the stae of Michigan.. CMU will not be taking a kid away from msu..We need a guy ON SATURDAY WHO HAS CLUE..WHY are we hiring a guy who has never been a head coach? What about that guy in GRAND VALLEY ? We seem to be doing OK with the last 2 head guys who came from there CENTRAL IM CANCELING MY SEASON TICKETS!!!!!!!
H O R I B L E HIRE!!!!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait ti PLAY MSU and see how this guy coaches against HIS SCHOOL..He is an MSU guy DO THE MATH!!! B a d H i re cmu!!!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enos recruited me i choose another big ten school. He is prob a good guy i just didn't like him

January 12, 2010 at 10:16 AM 
Blogger Drew Ellis said...

With all due respect to those that feel that not having head coaching experience will be a factor for Enos, it wasn't a problem for Butch Jones. I think you just need to give him a chance. People didn't like the Jones hire either, and he won two titles in three years.

January 12, 2010 at 10:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Butch Jones had Coordinating experience for some years. He also won with Brian Kelly's recruits. Hopefully he continued what Brian Kelly started and recruited well also.

Point here is that Butch Jones came from a very similar offense at West Virginia, so there wasn't any extreme alterations on offense.

What offense will Dan Enos be bringing to CMU? Is Bajakian still the OC? I hope so...

January 12, 2010 at 11:41 AM 
Anonymous SRT said...

Some of you people are clueless. And to the guy who is canceling his season tickets, if you can stop being incensed for 2 minutes, and do some very light research, you will find out that CMU DID NOT get their last 2 head coaches from Grand Valley, only Brian Kelly came from GVSU. Butch Jones came via West Virginia, and had zero head coaching experience. And what makes you think Chuck Martin (former HC at GVSU) would have taken this job over being an assistant to Kelly at Notre Dame? The fact is, from the 1st day Kelly took the job at ND, Martin publicly stated that he would jump at the chance to work with Kelly at ND if offered a job, which he was, so let’s let that one go already.

So what, he’s an MSU guy, who cares, do you really think he will purposely tank a game and risk his and his teams own future because he is coaching against the same school where he used to play and coach? Come on, if you are going to criticize the hire, you can come up with something better than that.

Let’s give this man a chance, he is a well respected coach within the college coaching ranks, and has obviously proven himself to get to this point. He is from the state of Michigan, and is considered a fantastic recruiter, and coach. Please give this guy some realistic expectations as well, if this team can go out and win 7-8 games next year, it should be seen as a big success considering they are losing their 3 biggest playmakers on offense, coupled with another tough non-conference schedule.

January 12, 2010 at 11:44 AM 
Anonymous LP Bill said...

Congrats Danny, CMU you will love this guy,a true teacher of the game.

January 26, 2010 at 8:31 AM 
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