Time for a Change?

East Carolina's televised football game against the Cincinnati Bearcats next Friday night whipped up a storm of protests from North Carolina high school football coaches earlier this year; so much so, that many of those same coaches refused to cooperate with ECU football recruiters wanting game film of potential recruits.

With their record standing at 4-7 and nothing left to play for but pride, the Pirates-Bearcats contest can hardly be seen as a threat to those high school playoff games that actually mean something. I'm sorry to come across as jaded, but I am. Remember when there was pride in ECU football? You know, in the days of Pat Dye, Ed Emory, Bill Lewis and many of the Steve Logan years? Not any more. East Carolinas' gridiron program is at the lowest state it has been since 1993. In its last 14 contests East Carolina's record stands at a lousy 4-10.

What do you think should be done? Steve Logan has been a noble champion of the Pirates' cause but it seems that he has lost the fire. Is it a time for a change at ECU? Does all the blame rest with Logan or should Chancellor Muse clean the athletic house beginning with athletic director Mike Hamrick?


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