Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ruffin McNeil to replace Skip Holtz at ECU? Insert irony here

It looks like Ruffin McNeil has landed on his feet. Joe Schad reports via Twitter that East Carolina is set to name the former Texas Tech defense coordinator as the its new head coach. ECU must have been impressed at McNeil's job as interim Texas Tech coach in the Alamo Bowl, where he stood in for Mike Leach.
Let's soak in the irony for a moment. McNeil, who stood in for Leach after the Adam James fiasco, is replacing Skip Holtz. Holtz left ECU to replace Jim Leavitt at USF. who was fired for allegedly going Bobby Knight on one of his players. Holtz was also the SWRT choice for the Texas Tech job.
On top of that McNeil is going to a team nicknamed the Pirates. His ex-boss has a notorious obsession with pirates. It's funny how things turn out, isn't it?

(via Joe Schad's Twitter)

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