GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Scottie Montgomery hopes this is the year things get turned back around at East Carolina.
His Pirates are coming off a second straight 3-9 finish and are picked to finish last in their division. Off the field, it couldn't hurt to impress a temporary boss who is sticking around long enough to judge the entire regular season.
Plus, ECU is spending $60 million on a project to add suites and luxury seats at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and could use some on-field success to fill them up. And Montgomery is confident that success is on the way.