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I don’t know about it being the biggest, we have soooo many from

Which to choose. Just to list a few: The firing of Steve Logan- The hiring of JT
The firing of Joe Dooley in his first stint here when he had David West coming to play.
The hiring of Coach Mo , Not giving Coach Ruff the $$ he asked for his coaches.
The Hiring of Jeff Compher. Giving him a large 5 year extension on his contract and then firing him( hell any of the BOT that were involved in the hiring of Jeff the extension of Jeff and the pushing of The Great Terry Holland out the door should be drawn and quartered when we raise the No Quarter flag).
Which brings us to the situation with Terry Holland. That action alone sums up ECU athletics and why we are our own enemy. We need not fear UNC for the work that goes on behind closed doors to keep ol’ EC down ( trying to prevent us from obtaining a med school or University status or whatever is alleged) We need not fear the BCS or the unfair 4 team playoff, the NCAA or conference realignment which when you look at most of the prognostications the entire AAC is going to be intact in the Big 12 with the exception of ECU and maybe Tulsa, I wonder why? I hear people on here reminiscing about when we use to beat Cincinnati on a regular basis or when we were on par with Va tech , hell there was a time when we were on par with FSU it ended when they hired Bowden and we started our peaks and valleys of wins and losses and revolving door policy regarding coaches. If we did get a good one then we thought we could get a better one. Probably if it were not for Mr Holland we would be one of the CUSA teams wondering what the hell are we going to do now. When I heard the news that Terry Holland was going to be our Athletic Director, I couldn’t believe it . It just seemed to good to be true, a man with his prestige, class and maybe most importantly connections would actually be leading ECU out of the mess that his predecessor ( Hamrick) bestowed upon us. He tried to change the perception of what others thought of ECU without trying to change what ECU was about. Terry Holland brought a certain Je ne sais quoi of class and charm not a panache but a subtle southern form of respectability that was from the outsiders view, missing. I guess the people who don’t understand that looking for things floating in the punch bowl or checking for what is lurking in “the woodpile “ is not acceptable behavior and since it is acceptable to them they have zero desire to be polished or even put on the perception of polish for appearance. They probably resent being asked to say please and thank you because that ain’t the way it’s done around here. A certain type of insecurity permeates through a person or group in a way that can make them act irrational and do things that are not in their best interests just to prove themselves or their self worth and in the end devalues them and the people they are associated. Terry Holland had great intentions and plans for ECU , he didn’t take the job because he needed the money , as for his long list of friends and connections , well let us hope that their memories of he was treated here is as short as the replacement list Compher had when he fired a proven equity.
Sorry this was so long but in summary we have a lot to consider we we are thinking about all the great mistakes we have made

(In response to this post by Graybeardthepirate)

Posted: 11/06/2021 at 11:44AM


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