Coach: Steve Logan
51-40, 8 years
1999 Record: 9-3
Sep 04 West Virginia Won 30-23
Sep 11 Duke Won 27-9
Sep 18 @South Carolina Won 21-3
Sep 25 Miami (FL) Won 27-23
Oct 02 @Army Won 33-14
Oct 09 Southern Mississippi Lost 22-39
Oct 23 Tulane Won 52-7
Oct 30 @Houston Won 19-3
Nov 06 @UAB Lost 17-36
Nov 13 Cincinnati Won 48-34
Nov 20 North Carolina State Won 23-6
Dec 22 Texas Christian Lost 14-28
1999 Final Rankings
AP-NR,  BCS-NR,  Coaches-NR
2000 Outlook

East Carolina has the offensive firepower to compete for the league title and a New Years Day Bowl but the defense with several new players will have to perform somewhere along the lines as it did a year ago, forcing turnovers and giving the offense opportunities to score. Coach Logan has put ECU on the map in the 1990's with three bowl appearances and a five year deal with ESPN. For the first time in the programs history, every game was televised last fall, either by national, regional, or local networks. The Pirates are very close to putting together a monster season. Are they good enough to make some BCS noise? Yes, but four teams stand in the way, with three coming from the Big East: Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and West Virginia. And Southern Miss is still the team standing in the way for conference bragging rights. So fans, circle the Thanksgiving calendar as the last game of the season will be for the C-USA Title in Hattiesburg.

Projected Record: 10-2

East Carolina 2000 Schedule

QB - 4 DL - 3
RB - 3.5 LB - 3
WR - 3 DB - 1.5
OL - 4  




Coach Steve Logan has put together one of the most multiple, well adapted offensive game plans in the country. Whether it's a one-back set, two tight ends, option, pro-set, etc. the Pirates will move the ball. This type of offense requires a mobile and versatile quarterback and none could be any more suited than junior David Garrard. He can be a punishing runner as he went for 493 yards in 1999, the most by any Pirate QB in 30 years. Since starting midway through his freshman year he has completed 59.6 percent of his 567 passes placing him third on the All-Time ECU passing chart. . But if ECU is to improve he must cut back on the interceptions and see more than just the primary receiver. The backfield has other weapons. Senior running back Jamie Wilson averaged 5.5 yards per carry and may be one of the team's best receivers. The Pirates will be stacked on the offensive line, losing only right tackle Derrick Gamble among their top 10 offensive linemen. Receiving the majority of passes will be leader Marcellus Harris, along with Wilson and Stokes. But some more consistent, go-to playmakers have to emerge.

QB David Garrard 6-3 235 Jr. Richard Alston 6-2 215 So.
HB Keith Stokes 5-8 180 Sr. Marcus White 6-0 180 Fr.
FB Jamie Wilson 6-1 205 Sr.   Leonard Henry 6-1 200 Jr.
WR Marcellus Harris 5-10 180 Sr.   Arnie Powell 6-4 215 Jr.
WR Torey Morris 6-1 180 So.   Delayo Dodd 6-2 225 Jr.
T Shaun Rose 6-6 305 Jr.   Brandon Pope 6-4 245 Fr.
G Aaron Walker 6-3 285 Jr.   Phoenix Evans 6-5 295 So.
C Sherwin Lacewell 6-2 290 Sr.   James Bell 6-5 310 Sr.
G Chris Nelson 6-4 295 Jr.   Senter Currin 6-4 285 So.
T Samien Jones 6-3 290 Sr.   Brian Rimpf 6-3 275 Fr.
TE Rashon Burns 6-4 245 Sr.   Corey Floyd 6-2 245 Jr.
K Kevin Miller 6-1 200 So.   Bryce Harrington 5-8 160 Fr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Derrick Gamble-OL, LaMont Chappell-WR

Under Coach Tim Rose, the Pirates run a swarming 3-4 type of defense that comes at opponents from all angles. The unit will be led by tackling machine Pernell Griffin from his linebacker spot. Griffin led the team in tackles in '99 with a whopping 121 takedowns. But fellow linebacker Jeff Kerr has moved on and was considered to be the heart of the defense last season. ECU's D made great strides from 1998 and finished 14th in the nation in points scored. The defensive line will be anchored by senior Mbayo Ahmadu and will be well efficient in stopping the run. Devone Claybrooks may be one of the most underated players on the field. . To repeat as the nations's 10th ranked pass efficiency defense, the Pirates will need someone to step up out of the three newcomers as Anthony Adams is the only returning starter. The holes in the secondary are reason to give coaches a major concern.
DE John Williamson 6-3 220 So. Kent Nealy 5-11 210 Fr.
DT Devone Claybrooks 6-3 280 Sr. Marc Yellock 6-4 240 Sr.
NT Mbayo Ahmadu 6-1 275 Sr.   Chris Howell 6-3 280 Sr.
DT Ty Hunt 6-4 270 Sr.   Bernard Williams 6-4 240 Jr.
DE Antwane Yelverton 6-0 210 So.   Kevin Ward 6-2 225 Jr.
LB Reggie Hamphill 6-2 220 So.   Eric Reyes 6-2 235 Sr.
LB Pernell Griffin 6-3 240 Jr.   Carlos Ochoa 6-0 215 Sr.
CB Kelly Hardy 5-11 185 So.   Dale Simmons 6-0 195 So.
CB Jerome Steward 5-10 170 So.   Charlie Robinson 6-0 180 Jr.
SS Anthony Adams 5-11 180 So.   Eddie Ravenell 6-0 185 Fr.
FS Antwan Adams 5-11 180 So.   Travis Mazyck 6-2 185 Jr.
P Kevin Miller 6-1 200 So.          
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Jeff Kerr-LB, Tomha McMillan-DL, Kwabena Green- DL, Norris McClearly-DL
Forrest Foster-DB, Kevin Monroe-DB, Chris Satterfield-DB