E. Michigan hires Chris Creighton

Updated: December 11, 2013, 10:11 PM ET
Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Eastern Michigan has hired Chris Creighton as football coach.

The school announced the move Wednesday night.

The 44-year-old Creighton led Drake to a 6-5 record this season and was 44-22 in six seasons at the Iowa school. He is 139-46 in 17 seasons as a head coach at Ottawa, Wabash at Drake.

"It is both a huge opportunity and responsibility and I am fired up about it," Creighton said. "My vision is to make playing football at Eastern Michigan one ...

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