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Longtime college assistant will finish season

Updated: November 17, 2004, 10:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

RALEIGH, N.C. -- East Carolina football coach John Thompson resigned Wednesday but will finish the season, ending his first stint as a head coach after only two seasons.

Since replacing Steve Logan in December 2002, Thompson is 3-18. The Pirates (2-7, 2-5 Conference USA) play Memphis on Saturday, then finish their season Nov. 27 against North Carolina State.

The school scheduled an afternoon news conference, where Thompson was to discuss his resignation. His decision comes ...

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