It's obvious that Herrion's coaching ability, and improved talent has helped the Pirates' basketball program immensely. But, what will the new, weaker version of C-USA basketball bring for ECU? No longer can recruits be lured to Greenville with the promise that they will regularly be competing against the likes of Louisville, Marquette, and Cincinnati. But alas, that's a moot point. Herrion will have to play the hand dealt him. I just wish he wasn't so happy about it.
I have read many message board debates on Herrion's worthiness to continue as East Carolina's head coach. For what it's worth, I think Herrion is the right man for the job. The last thing ECU athletics needs right now is more uncertainty. I just hope that he is able to overcome the recruiting challenges posed by the new C-USA.