East Carolina defeated Southern Mississippi tonight in Hattiesburg.
That gives the Pirates a 2-0 record against teams that have defeated NC State this season – Southern Miss and Virginia.
Less than one and a half years ago, ECU was easily one of the ten worst football programs in all of America. Almost immediately after hiring Skip Holtz, the Pirates are defeating teams that NC State cannot with growing regularity.
We never make our respect of ECU AD, Terry Holland, a secret…and we certainly won’t now. Holland fired Coach John Thompson after only two seasons at ECU. None of this “gotta give him time” bullshit. None of this, “I’m a coach…I know how difficult it is to build a program….we’ll never succeed without some consistency and continuity.”
Congratulations to Terry Holland and ECU for managing proactively and for making a great hire as a part of their plan.
The rest of the year’s schedule will prove to be pressure-packed for the Wolfpack.
Like Mack Brown before him, Chuck Amato likes to reference the North Carolina “State Championship” as a primary goal of the NC State’s football program each year. This season, the NC State-UNC game hasn’t even been played yet and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have secured the State Championship.