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ECU coach Ruffin McNeill speaks to the media during his weekly press conference Monday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU coach Ruffin McNeill speaks to the media during his weekly press conference Monday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

McNeill wants best of homecoming

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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Being scheduled as someone else’s homecoming opponent is not always desirable for college football teams because it carries with it an implication that the host team doesn’t want to disappoint its alumni with a loss.

East Carolina got the better of that situation last weekend when the Pirates (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) outlasted Navy, 38-35, at the Midshipmen’s homecoming game in Annapolis, Md. This Saturday, struggling Tulane comes to Greenville as ECU’s homecoming foe.


Second-year ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill, a 30-year veteran of the coaching business, said there isn’t much sleep to be lost over a homecoming game, whether it’s as a host or a guest.

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