The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?
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How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.
East Carolina has unveiled details of a $55 million renovation for Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium that includes a new southside tower, featuring
Ruffin McNeill still isn't OK with how his tenure as East Carolina head coach ended, but time away on his boat -- aptly named "Time Out" -- has rejuvenated him in his new position at Virginia.
Washington State has hired former East Carolina offensive coordinator Dave Nichol as new outside wide receivers coach.
East Carolina has hired Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery as head coach, saying he "possesses every attribute necessary to ... win championships and graduate our student-athletes."
Duke offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Scottie Montgomery has agreed to become the head coach at East Carolina, according to ESPN's Joe Schad and multiple reports.
ECU hires Duke's Montgomery as head coach
Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery will become the next head coach at East Carolina, according to ESPN's Joe Schad and multiple reports. He will replace Ruffin McNeill, who was fired last week.
Adam Rittenberg, Ivan Maisel & Ryan McGee discuss QB transfers, their favorite Heisman moments & more. Plus, they chat with 2X Heisman winner Archie Griffin and Eric LeGrand.
The former Michigan coach will have a second interview with East Carolina Saturday in Raleigh.
Ruffin McNeill built a successful program at East Carolina and appeared to be doing it the right way, which made the school's decision a big surprise.
Ruffin McNeill was 42-34 at his alma mater with one bowl victory. He took them to three straight bowls from 2012 to 2014.
E. Carolina fires coach Ruffin McNeill
He was let go today after the Pirates finished 5-7 this season, his sixth as head coach of ECU. In McNeill's previous three seasons, the Pirates combined for a 26-13 record.
Andrew Gantz kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired, sending Cincinnati to a 19-16 win over East Carolina on Saturday.
East Carolina quarterback Blake Kemp threw for 448 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, as the Pirates routed the Central Florida 44-7 on Thursday night.
Have a night, Blake Kemp
East Carolina's Blake Kemp is out of the game with his team up 44-7 over UCF in the fourth quarter, but not before he threw for 448 yards, second-most in school history, with 69 of them coming on this play.
From bad to worse for UCF
It looks like UCF will fall to 0-11, as it's being routed by East Carolina 44-7 entering the fourth quarter on ESPN, thanks in part to Blake Tiralosi fumbling a kickoff return late in the third quarter.
UCF recovers surprise onside kick
Winless UCF will try anything to get an elusive victory, including a surprise onside kick to open the second half. However, East Carolina forced a punt and continues to lead UCF 31-7.
East Carolina keeps running it up on UCF
Chris Hairston broke through a handful of tackles then darted his way to the end zone to give East Carolina a 31-7 lead over UCF just before halftime on ESPN.
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