NEWPORT, RI — New South Florida coach Charlie Strong has been in the position of preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference before. In the league’s first year in 2013 when Strong was coach at Louisville, the Cardinals were cast as favorites in the AAC preseason poll. Although the Cards went 12-1 and finished at… [ Continue Reading ]
NEWPORT, RI — The American Athletic Conference’s preseason kickoff event wrapped up on Tuesday with media day. Bonesville’s Al Myatt captured images of a number of key participants and recorded audio of commissioner Mike Aresco’s annual address as well as Myatt’s one-on-one interviews with ECU coach Scottie Montgomery and players Jordan Williams and Jimmy Williams.
NEWPORT, RI — The American Athletic Conference held its annual clambake prelude to its football media day on Monday evening outside Gurley’s Resort Hotel on Goat Island. There were unsubstantiated reports that a Central Florida offensive lineman was consuming his 10th lobster, which would have easily broken the previous record of eight for the annual event,… [ Continue Reading ]
NEWPORT, RI — Coach Scottie Montgomery as well as receiver Jimmy Williams and linebacker Jordan Williams are scheduled to represent East Carolina at the American Athletic Conference football kickoff, which starts today in picturesque Newport, RI, with golf and a clambake. The event is being held about two weeks earlier this year than in the… [ Continue Reading ]
The American Athletic Conference will release its preseason football poll at the league’s media kickoff around 8:30 on Tuesday morning in Newport, RI. South Florida likely will be the preseason favorite and deservingly so. The Bulls are coming off an 11-2 season and have run-throw quarterback Quinton Flowers returning to lead the offense. East Carolina, coming… [ Continue Reading ]
The inside linebackers could be a strength for East Carolina in 2017. The Pirates have significant experience at the two spots and have added personnel that may contribute immediately. Ryan Anderson, inside linebackers coach, shared his thoughts on a range of topics on Thursday. “Right now, we’ve got about eight guys,” Anderson said. “It’s a… [ Continue Reading ]
In terms of accountability for firing Ruffin McNeill as football coach, East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher has come out smelling like a rose. It was announced Tuesday by Dr. Cecil Staton, ECU chancellor, that the board of trustees had approved a contract extension and raise for Compher. The new contract is for five years —… [ Continue Reading ]