Report: Ron English to lead San Jose State defense

The Detroit News

Former Eastern Michigan coach Ron English, formerly defensive coordinator at Michigan, will be the defensive coordinator at San Jose State, according to a FootballScoop report on Saturday.

English replaces Greg Robinson, also a former Michigan defensive coordinator, who retired. Also at San Jose State is offensive coordinator Al Borges, Michigan’s coordinator from 2011-2013 and special teams coach Dan Ferrigno.

Former Michigan player and coach Adam Stenavich also is on the San Jose State staff as offensive line coach.

English was fired by EMU in Nov. 2013 after a recording of his 90-second profanity-laced tirade became public. He was 11-46 in four-plus seasons at EMU.

He told The Detroit News for a story in Dec., 2014 that he has refocused, learned from the incident and wanted to coach again.

“It happened because when your priorities get misplaced things like that happen,” English told The News. “You always hear coaches say, ‘God, family and football in that order.’ Football was my God. That won’t happen again because my priorities are straight now. Anybody who knows me knows I love football so that passion will be there. The thing that hurt me most is it came across that I did not love people and did not care about athletes. That cannot be further from the truth.”