Holtz building East Carolina; Clemson's Bowden misses on first carry

Originally Published: September 1, 2008
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Pirates Cove

East Carolina coach Skip Holtz knew it had been a while since the Pirates had accomplished something that left jaws dropping from coast to coast.

East Carolina beat Boise State 41-38 in the Hawaii Bowl at the end of the 2007 season, but even that victory didn't garner the same attention as the upset of a nationally ranked opponent from a BCS conference.

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Skip Holtz has rebuilt the Pirates in his fourth season at East Carolina.


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