East Carolina was picked to finish fifth in the American Athletic Conference’s East Division in a poll taken at the league’s annual media event in Newport, RI, last week. That wasn’t a surprise. After going 3-9 in in Scottie Montgomery’s first season as a head coach, it’s inevitable that expectations of the Pirates would be… [ Continue Reading ]
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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 ]
Donovan Noel didn’t realize when East Carolina offensive line coach Geep Wade invited him to the school’s football camp in June that it was for an audition. Noel, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound offensive lineman from Raleigh’s Millbrook High School, displayed enough talent and technique during the one-day affair that he left Greenville with a scholarship offer.… [ 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 ]