East Carolina controversially fired its head coach, Ruffin McNeil, after he went 5-7 in his second year at the school. (He was 43-34) overall.
The move appeared to be a head-scratcher to most, but it makes sense now as the Pirates reportedly have a backup plan involving Brady Hoke, a man who spent the 2015 season out of coaching and second-guessing Jim Harbaugh from a posh SiriusXM radio show.
James Madison head coach Everett Withers, former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and former Va. Tech assistant Shane Beamer have all interviewed for the Pirates head coaching vacancy, according to sources, and former Auburn head man Gene Chizik, the UNC defensive coordinator, is also believed to be someone ECU is interested in. Word is there may be two other candidates in consideration and that the school is hoping to have its new coach in place by Sunday.
Nobody in Columbus wept when Everett Withers left, but it's still good to see him working his way up the head coaching ranks.
But there is only one move to restore the Pirates to the glory they apparently think they deserve: Brady Hoke. Please hire Brady Hoke, a certified Ohio State legend.