ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery addressed media following practice

Greenville, N.C.-- Following practice on Wednesday, head coach Scottie Montgomery spoke to the media about the team's preparation for the upcoming AAC game against Navy, who holds is 7-2 and 5-1 in the conference.

Practice for the Pirates this week was nothing new, as the team prepared the same way they do for any other team.

But following the events with students taking a knee on the field during the National Anthem, it drew a heated reaction from some of the players and fans who support Navy. 

This will be East Carolina's last home game of the season and it will be pivotal for them to come out and make a statement by defending their home field.

When Inside ECU Sports asked coach Montgomery if there would be any changes to the offense this week, he replied that sophomore quarterback Gardener Minshew  might get his first start of the season against Navy.

Kickoff on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is slated for 4 p.m. The Pirates will have one more chance to avenge their abysmal 1-5 record against conference teams.

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