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Montgomery names Ahlers starting QB

Montgomery names Ahlers starting QB

East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery confirmed on Monday a quarterback switch to Holton Ahlers. He had hinted at the move following Saturday’s loss to Houston.Ahlers makes his first career start against UCF, the American Athletic Conference defending champion riding a 19-game...

ECU improving but unable to overcome errors

ECU improving but unable to overcome errors

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s rebuilding football program has shown signs of improvement from back-to-back 3-9 seasons the past two years, but the margin of error is so slim the Pirates are slipping deeper under .500.Houston took an early two-touchdown lead, held off an ECU rally...

Oliver best Montgomery has seen since Donald

Oliver best Montgomery has seen since Donald

By Tom Shanahan, CorrespondentGREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s Nate Harvey is leading the nation in tackles for loss and sacks, but he could be overshadowed Saturday by Houston junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver.Oliver, who’s 6-2 and 292 pounds, is the nation’s top lineman....

From walk on to leading the nation

From walk on to leading the nation

By Tom Shanahan, CorrespondentGREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s Nate Harvey leads the nation in both tackles for loss and sacks.Harvey, a senior defensive end who played at Knightdale High School, has both a higher tackles for loss total (14) and average through five games (2.8) than...

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina’s football team returned home at 4 a.m. Sunday following 12 hotel days, countless texts and calls to family coping with Hurricane Florence and, finally, an agonizing Saturday night loss at South Florida.If the Pirates had turned up flat in their American Athletic...

How Montgomery prepared ECU for big boys

How Montgomery prepared ECU for big boys

By Tom Shanahan, CorrespondentGREENVILLE -- Scottie Montgomery understood East Carolina football’s history upon being named head coach in 2016. And he hasn’t backed away from “playing up” against Power 5 schools with their recruiting resource advantages.“We play Power 5 opponents...

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

GREENVILLE -- Scottie Montgomery long hoped to coach Reid Herring, but the former Duke offensive coordinator didn’t expect the Millbrook High alum would be his starting quarterback as East Carolina’s head coach.“I recruited Reid at Duke; we recruited him hard,” Montgomery said....