ARTICLE OF THE DAY
by Josh Spence
The dawn of a new era of
ECU football is upon us. ECU football is here, and Pirate
fans are ready. You’ve done it all. Got the tickets, loaded
up on new Pirate gear, and learned the ins and outs of the new Pirate
squad. It’s time.
Everyone I talk to is excited, and they all think we will beat
Duke. Sure, considering the recent history of the Duke football
program, it’s easy to mark down that first “W” a little
prematurely. However, consider the recent history of Pirate
football. Three wins in two seasons is nothing to brag
about. The Pirates will also have to deal with the “bumps in the
road” that come with another first-year coaching staff.
Winning only 2 games a year ago like ECU, you could say that Duke is a
team the Pirates should beat. Just consider the fact that they
may not. Don’t get me wrong. I think the Pirates will beat
Duke. What I’m trying to say is, a win in the first game would be
a confidence boost for everyone and the perfect start to a new era, but
it won’t be the end of an era. Through the good and the bad, this
team needs our support. Don’t let one game ruin the excitement
this new team and coaching staff has generated, and earned.
The fact is that things are getting better. You can really tell a
difference in the way this team is being handled, and it will pay
off. Skip Holtz and the pirates are on the path to restoring the
East Carolina football tradition. You can believe that.
Don’t hold back on support when your team needs it the most. And
give credit to the athletic staff for bringing back “Paint it Purple
Fridays.” It was once a Greenville tradition to wear Purple on Fridays
before games, let’s bring it back. Go Pirates!