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EKU Head Football Coach Talks About Adjustment During ASUN Media Day Event


Not only is Eastern Kentucky University now in a new athletic conference, but its football team also has a lot of new players. 

Starting July first, EKU became a member of the ASUN Conference.  In part due to the transfer portal system, Head Football Coach Walt Wells said 69 players have flipped, some coming in and others leaving. “Now more than ever, you’re not going to have four-to-five years to build a relationship with a young man, you better do it now.  Because, you’ve got to build that trust, which we all know is important in sports and especially football because it’s the ultimate team sport.  We have to build that trust among each other.  Not just coach-to-player but player-to-player,” said Wells. 

The Eastern head coach made his comments as part of the ASUN football preview media day event.

Wells said a move to the ASUN will open up recruiting opportunities in the south, but he added Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida will remain key grounds for recruiting.  EKU opens up September 4th at Western Carolina.  The Colonels’ first home game is set for September 18th against Indiana State. 

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