Sources tell us Drake head coach Chris Creighton has accepted the same position at Eastern Michigan. A formal announcement should be made tomorrow.
Creighton has compiled a 44-22 record in six seasons at Drake, and held the best winning percentage in school history entering this season. The Bulldogs were 6-5 this season, but went 17-5 the previous two seasons with back-to-back shares of the Pioneer Football League title. Before Drake, Creighton spent seven seasons at Wabash College, owning a 63-15 record with four conference titles and three trips to the Division III playoffs. Prior to that, Creighton posted a 32-9 record in four seasons as the head coach at NAIA Ottawa University from 1997-2000.
In 17 seasons as a head coach, Creighton possesses a career record of 139-46.
Creighton was an All-American at quarterback for Kenyon College (Ohio), before graduating in 1991. He previously coached at Concordia (Ill.) University, Limhamn Griffins in Malmo, Sweden (where he also played quarterback), and Manchester (Ind.) College.
This is Creighton's first experience in FBS as a player, assistant coach or head coach.
Creighton steps into a program that went 2-10 this season and is 33-106 over the past dozen seasons. The last full-time head coach to leave Eastern Michigan with a winning record was Dan Boisture, who posted a 45-20-3 record from 1967-73.
Creighton is the seventh FBS head coach to be hired this season, following Steve Sarkisian (USC), Chris Petersen (Washington), Chuck Martin (Miami, Ohio), Bryan Harsin (Boise State), Craig Bohl (Wyoming) and Dave Clawson (Wake Forest).
As always, we will have more updates as they become available.