East Carolina Pirates Football 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
By Ron Cherubini
So, here we
go… another Pirate football season around the corner and for the first time
in the past three seasons, there are as many unknowns as there are knowns
for the two-time defending Conference USA Champions.
East Carolina forged
its way to a pair of titles by way of a punishing defense and an
offense that could muster enough points to allow it to ball-control its way
to victory. So good was the defense that in two-straight C-USA title games,
the Pirates held the country’s top offense to all-time lows and forced
turnovers in bunches.
this spring, look a whole lot different and the timing of changes may work
to the team’s advantage. Out has gone Skip Holtz’s highly successful
run-first offense and his aggressive, disciplined defense. In has come
Ruffin McNeill’s high-flying offense and attacking defense.
defense looking to replace nine starters, the onus of success will likely
fall on the offense, at least early in the season, if East Carolina is to
make a run at a C-USA three-peat. Fortunately for the Pirates, they possess a
ton of talent at receiver, running back, and along the offensive line. If
they can find a trigger man, they could be dangerous offensively.
With this in
mind as the summer grind sets in, let’s take a close look at
those players who are back in the fold for 2010.
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