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ECU head football coach Ruffin McNeill answers a question about the Pirates' defense against ASU during a Monday press conference.
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ECU head football coach Ruffin McNeill answers a question about the Pirates' defense against ASU during a Monday press conference.

Pirates prep for Gamecocks

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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The East Carolina football team will try to be ready for anything when it stares down No. 9 South Carolina this Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

But third-year ECU coach Ruffin McNeill isn’t at all in doubt about which quarterback he’ll see when the Gamecock offense takes the field for a noon kickoff, even though that quarterback isn’t completely healthy.


“Connor Shaw will be playing,” McNeill said, assertively, at Monday’s weekly press conference of the junior from Flowery Branch, Ga., who sustained a deep bone bruise on his right arm after being hit squarely by a helmet in SC’s 17-13 win over Vanderbilt last Thursday.

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