It is indeed a good thing for football players to be upbeat, but East Carolina's Art Brown may want to take a course in reality. The reality is this year's ECU football team's record is 2-5 and they are not good. Any talk of a conference championship for the Pirates only serves to reinforce the sorry state of affairs of Conference USA football.
To his credit, Brown did discount the often-used excuse for this year's 2-5 record, youth, "You have six games under your belt now. You have to come out and you have got to execute and make plays. We didn't do that (Saturday)."
With five games remaining in a 12-game schedule, ECU can still accomplish a winning season, but I wouldn't count on it. The five foes include TCU (6-1) and Southern Mississippi (5-2), a team ECU can't beat in a good year.