East Carolina University My write up won't be anywhere near as extravagent but here goes. I'm taking over for Skip Holtz at ECU, defending Conference USA Champions. The Pirates return 19 starters including DE CJ Wilson (BEAST) and FS Van Eskridge on Defense and QB Patrick Pinkney behind a veteran OL on Offense. The Defense will be the strength of this team because of talent and a multiple defensive scheme that will see a mix of zone and man with a very aggressive style of play. The offesne will be lead by veteran QB Patrick Pinkney and a veteran OL and Receiving Corp lead by Dwayne Harris, and Alex Taylor. The Offense should be able to see some consitency with a new offensive scheme that will look alot like a USC "pro style" type offense. The schedule isn't friendly with trips to Morgantown, and Chapel Hill early in the season, and a home game vs. ACC favorite Virginia Tech on a ESPN Thursday night telecast that is sandwiched between two other national television games at Memphis and at Tulsa. The highlighted Conference games are a home game vs. UCF to open conference play, a home game vs. Rice mid season, and a home game vs. Southern Miss to close out conference play. Meaning we will get at least three shots at a ranked opponent (maybe highly ranked) and all three in conference user games at home this year. All in all anything less than 9 wins and a Conference USA title will be a major disappointment with a team that boasts 19 upperclassmen starters including 12 seniors. Our goal is to win the Conference USA this year and contend for an at large BCS bowl game. Which will be our goal every year.