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ETSU'sTorbush retires after long career

(STATS) - East Tennessee State football coach Carl Torbush announced his retirement on Friday, 4½ years after being hired to restart the Buccaneers program and a coaching career that spanned over 40 years.

Torbush, 66, was hired in June 2013 to guide a Bucs program that had been dormant since 2003. They returned with an FCS independent schedule in 2015, joined the Southern Conference schedule a year later and went 11-22 in Torbush's three seasons, including 4-7 this year.

"I came to ETSU because of my love for football, East Tennessee, ETSU, the people and the passion for restarting a program that hurt all of us when it was dropped," Torbush said. "My love, appreciation and respect for everything that makes this university special will last a lifetime. I do feel all of us, myself, my staff, our athletic department, our faculty and staff, lettermen, fans, and everyone who has a love for ETSU, ETSU athletics, and especially ETSU football have been very instrumental in building a solid foundation for our program."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: A. Herink2213
Passing TDs: A. Herink14
Rushing Yards: F. Lee316
Rushing TDs: J. Stinson3
Receiving Yards: D. Powell417
Receiving TDs: V. Lowe4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Limestone College W 31 - 10
9/9 at James Madison L 10 - 52
9/16 vs. Citadel L 25 - 31
9/23 vs. Mercer W 26 - 23
9/30 at Furman L 35 - 56
10/7 vs. Robert Morris W 16 - 3
10/14 at Western Carolina L 10 - 49
10/28 vs. Wofford L 24 - 31
11/4 vs. VMI W 24 - 6
11/11 at Samford L 7 - 42
11/18 at Chattanooga L 3 - 10
Southern
  Conference Overall
8 Wofford 7-1 10-3
14 Samford 6-2 8-4
22 Furman 6-2 8-5
Western Carolina 5-3 7-5
Mercer 4-4 5-6
Citadel 3-5 5-6
Chattanooga 3-5 3-8
ETSU 2-6 4-7
Virginia Military 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2997 (109)
Passing Yards: 2216 (68)
Rushing Yards: 781 (117)
Points per game: 19.2 (97)
Yards per game: 272.5 (110)
Touchdowns: 22 (100)
Field Goals: 14 (23)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3804 (37)
Passing Yards: 1898 (17)
Rushing Yards: 1906 (86)
Points per game: 28.5 (85)
Yards per game: 345.8 (43)
Touchdowns: 36 (74)
Field Goals: 9 (46)
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