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Rational Pirate

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Perspective question for Captain Crunch

I come on here periodically purely for entertainment and to see if there is any relevant news available that you can't find anywhere else.
From what I have been able to gather from your post's, I want to say thank you for everything you and your family has done for ECU athletics over the past few decades. I'm sure you guys realized that the ECU athletic department could not succeed on its own and what the impact it could make on Greenville if successful. Given that here is my viewpoint as we stand today versus the mid 80's when I roamed the campus. I am curious what you have to say..
1)Much different climate today versus 20 - 30 years ago.. We had and still have a "do more with less" mentality. We were always able to find the guys that were overlooked due to size and strength and gave them a shot. Some were busts, but others became some of our most impactful players. Robert Jones , Jeff Blake , Shane Carden etc.. It seems like those guys are harder to find with more and more virtual recruiting tools and camps.
2)Facilities.. It seems to matter more now. Locker rooms , bling,, etc.. Now we are doing less with less. The HS recruits love this stuff and we are doing OK but not great. Certainly the new press box was a reach and those $$$$ could have been more directed to player stuff but that ship has sailed.
3)Patience. Don't you feel that we have lost patience. I'm old enough to remember the early Art Baker years but the fans still came out. It seem now that we want instant success which everybody else does. Fan attendance is down everywhere but we same way off given our football culture.
4)Fire everyone. We are not in the position to do that given the current state of affairs. We need to stay patient.


Posted: 09/12/2021 at 11:11AM


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