As he was making his way to Minges Coliseum for an East Carolina men’s basketball game last week, a parking guard stopped ECU head football coach Ruffin McNeill to ask him a question.
“The guard said, ‘Did you all have spring practice today?’” McNeill recalled. “I said, ‘No, we don’t start until Monday, sir.’ He said, ‘Well, I saw the team out there practicing.’”
It wasn’t a mirage. It was a disciplined, experienced team trying to make sure it was ready to make the most of every minute of spring football which, as McNeill said, begins today.
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