OT: Ruffin McNeill fired by East Carolina

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on December 4th, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Why is this relevant? Because this is a terrible decision and a case of a school not knowing who they are.

Ruffin McNeil had a 10-3 team just two years ago. One rebuilding 5-7 year at a school that doesn't exactly reload and he's fired.

He went 8-5 last year and beat North Carolina 70-41!!

Idiots. Complete idiots. Would be a great hire if Rutgers got him and could take them from horrific to mediocre.



Mr. Yost

December 4th, 2015 at 12:02 PM ^




December 4th, 2015 at 12:04 PM ^

Ill bet they hire their old OC that's at Oklahoma. Maybe they figured he was the best part of the staff.

He's only 32 but generating some HC buzz

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Mr. Yost

December 4th, 2015 at 12:08 PM ^

Looks like he'll get the S. Carolina HC gig or he'll "settle" as DC with his friend Kirby Smart at UGA.


The Tigers don't expect defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to return next season, according to a report by Alabama Live's website. Muschamp's next destination is unclear, but he's scheduled to interview for South Carolina's head coach position, sources told ESPN.

Mr. Yost

December 4th, 2015 at 2:57 PM ^

Kiffin and Smart are BFFs...haven't you ever seen them on the sidelines?

They're hilarious because Saban is like the old dad who can't STAND IT. Meanwhile they're fist pumping and chest bumping like they're players.

It's rumored that Kiffin could leave...and that it may be Saban's doing anyway.


December 4th, 2015 at 12:32 PM ^

this guy was Dino Babers a few yrs ago - he was a hot candidate with an awesome spread offense that teams were interested in... but he stayed at ECU since he was an alum.

What in the fucking fuck are some ADs thinking.


December 4th, 2015 at 1:00 PM ^

No they had a prolific offense as he brought Texas Tech coaches with him to ECU as OCs.  I dont mean Dino Babers in terms of being a previous OC, I mean that team scored boatloads of points and was a dangerous team to play in any week and he got some attention from P5s.  They were 10-3 in 2013 (beat 2 P5s) and his name was in a lot of coaching searches.  Just funny how quickly people's fortunes change now.

Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Aug. 31
Monarchs Old Dominion Monarchs
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 52-38 ---
Sep. 5
Owls Florida Atlantic Owls
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 31-13 ---
Sep. 14
Hokies Virginia Tech Hokies
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Lost 15-10 ---
Sep. 21
--- Open Date --- ---
Sep. 28
Tar Heels at North Carolina Tar Heels
Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
Won 55-31 ---
Oct. 5
Blue Raiders at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
Won 24-17 ---
Oct. 12
Green Wave at Tulane Green Wave
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Lost 36-33 (OT) ---
Oct. 19
Golden Eagles Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 55-14 ---
Oct. 26
--- Open Date --- ---
Nov. 2
Golden Panthers at FIU Golden Panthers
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Won 34-13 ---
Nov. 9
Hurricanes Tulsa Golden Hurricane (HC)
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 58-24 ---
Nov. 16
Blazers UAB Blazers
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 63-14 ---
Nov. 23
Wolfpack at NC State Wolfpack
Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
Won 42-28 ---
Nov. 29
Thundering Herd at Marshall Thundering Herd
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Lost 59-28 ---
2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg
Dec. 23
Bobcats Ohio Bobcats
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Won 37-20  


Laser Wolf

December 4th, 2015 at 1:05 PM ^

Ahhhh I see what you mean. You meant Ruffin & Co., not specifically Ruffin himself. I just can't fathom how you fire THAT guy. Has been successful in every season that didn't involve the OC, QB, and top WR being absent, is a proud alum, has signature wins over P5 teams at home and on the road. Why would you want that job if even that guy can't keep it?