Four observations for final four ECU games
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Four observations for final four ECU games

Montgomery doesn't try to walk back last year's 2018 bowl prediction

Photo: Garrett McGhinn

By Tom Shanahan, Correspondent

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s 59-41 loss last week to Memphis left the Pirates four wins shy of bowl eligibility with four to play. Normally, a 2-6 record doesn’t prompt bowl questions.

But a year ago coach Scottie Montgomery promised the post-season despite a 70-13 loss to Memphis in the season finale. ... 

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Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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