East Carolina Ready To Defend C-USA Title

Posted by Ron Clements on August-27-2009 Add Comments

The East Carolina football team under Skip Holtz has had the same two goals every season: win a conference championship and win a bowl game.

As Holtz enters his fifth season as ECU's head coach, the Pirates have accomplished both — just  not in the same season.

Last year, ECU captured its first-ever Conference USA title after toppling Tulsa in the conference championship game. The Pirates then lost to Kentucky in the Liberty Bowl.

Two years ago, ECU fell short of its C-USA title hopes, but beat Boise State in a memorable Hawaii Bowl.

In Holtz' second season, the Pirates won seven games, but lost to South Florida in the Papajohns.com Bowl.

ECU enters this season returning a wealth of tale...

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