Eagle Football Media Day
Rob Tenyer is new to the head coaching position at Morehead State University, but he's certainly not new to the Eagle football program. He's seen several pre-season Media Days over the past 13 seasons, but no crowd as big as Tuesday's (August 13) at Jayne Stadium.
More than 20 people were on hand for the event. Reporters were invited to watch and shoot the final 30 minutes of practice. They spoke to four players individually and five more in press-conference style interviews.
"I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who attended," Coach Tenyer said. "That was the best Media Day turnout we've had in my 13 seasons at Morehead State. There seems to be a lot of interest in this new era of Eagle football, and we certainly hope that continues."
Morehead State's 2013 team captains, senior offensive lineman Kalvin Harrington and senior defensive lineman Corey McSweeney, kicked off the press-conference style interviews. Harrington has been selected to a pair of Preseason All-Pioneer Football League teams.
Junior running back Rees Macshara and junior linebacker Jordan Hendrix rounded out player interviews for the day. Both have been tabbed to three Preseason All-PFL squads.
"I've enjoyed preseason camp so far," Macshara said. "Coach (Matt) Forrest has done a great job with all five of our running backs. We are showing up early and staying late to be the very best we can be. We feel like that extra work will lead to us winning more games."
Macshara, who earned First-Team All-PFL honors from the conference office a year ago, became Morehead State's first 1,000-yard rusher since the 2000 season. Hendrix collected an MSU single-season record 123 tackles en route to Second-Team All-PFL accolades.
"Coach Tenyer recruited me (as an assistant coach), so I was excited when he became our head coach," Hendrix said. "Everyone on this team can feel a change in the atmosphere. We are becoming a closer group, working harder and expecting to win this year. I have hired a bunch of great coaches who have a sincere interest in our student-athletes," Coach Tenyer added.
"They are constantly reminding our young people that they represent themselves, their families, this football program and great university. My family and I love Morehead State. I have a vision for our football program, and hope that leads to success in the near future. If we stick to our three Cs -- character, community and championship effort -- we should be able to do something special,” said Coach Tenyer.
The Eagles open the season on August 29 when Pikeville (KY) visits Jayne Stadium for a 7pm kick-off. Tickets and more information are available from the MSU Eagle Ticket Office at 606-783-2386 or online at: www.msueagles.com