McNeill was a former Pirate defensive back in the late 1970’s and is East Carolina’s 20th head coach. Now with ECU since 2010, McNeill led the Pirates to a win over Ohio in the 2013 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.
East Carolina won their home opener against North Carolina Central 52-7.
The Pirates make their way down to Columbia to take on South Carolina Saturday, September 6 at William-Brice Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET.