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ECU's quarterbacks go through a passing drill during practice last week. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU's quarterbacks go through a passing drill during practice last week. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

QB battle continues

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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The way to become the next starting quarterback at East Carolina is to man the Pirates’ spread offense the way its inventors and practitioners intend.

Doing it right means handling an onslaught of plays, many of which leave the run/pass decision to the QB at the line of scrimmage. When done correctly, there is a constant flux between intermediate passes, runs and big bust plays over the middle and down the flanks, and ECU offensive coordinator and QB coach Lincoln Riley is something of a fundamentalist when it comes to his offense.


At the moment, two passers in ECU camp stand out among the rest. Sophomore Shane Carden and junior Rio Johnson appear to be the leading men.

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