The Choice is Thompson!

To outside observers, East Carolina's choice for its new head coach comes as a surprise. However, most seem relieved that the choice has been made.

WITN 7 Sports Director Billy Weaver reported today that East Carolina's new head football coach is Florida Defensive Coordinator John Thompson. A press conference is scheduled for Friday morning to introduce Thompson as the new coach.

Before Florida, Thompson was with Arkansas for two seasons. From 1992 to 1998, Thompson served as the Defensive Coordinator at Southern Mississippi. He also spent the 1999 season the University of Memphis.

Thompson has 20 years of coaching experience including 18 years as a defensive coordinator.

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