By: Terry Foster
Central Michigan football coach Dan Enos watched his phone explode when offensive lineman Eric Fisher was selected first in the NFL Draft last week by the Kansas City Chiefs. They were text of congratulations. They were text of joy.
“I thought I got drafted,” Enos said during a recent interview for 97.1 FM The Ticket.
Chippewa’s nation exploded after the Fisher pick. He went from a very good offensive lineman into the top pick of the draft. It was not only a good day for Fisher but it was a good day for CMU. Enos said recruits from around the nation are now calling him wondering if CMU might give them a shot. That is huge news for a school that plays in the shadow of Michigan and Michigan State.
“He is the first player from the Mid American Conference to go number one in the draft,” Enos said. “This is not only great for us but great for the conference.”
Enos said the Chiefs got a great player because Fisher is big (6-7, 305 pounds), has great reach, good power and is athletic. He is also a man of perfection.
I went up to CMU last week for a speech and book signing and the town was abuzz even though finals week approached. There was a billboard congratulating Fisher and students talked about Fisher at The Cabin and Blackstone.
Enos said there is more good news on the horizon. His name is Jake Olson and he is a 6-foot-8 305-pound senior.