Former Clemson assistant coach Ruffin McNeill will take over the head coaching duties at East Carolina. He will replace Skip Holtz (former USC assistant), who left ECU last week to take the South Florida job.
McNeill played at East Carolina in the late 70’s and he also served as an assistant coach there. He has been the at Texas Tech since 2000. He worked under Mike Leach and has been the Red Raiders defensive coordinator since 2007. He also coached the team to a bowl win after Leach was fired last month.
Former Auburn coach Tommy Tubberville relieved McNeill of his duties when he was hired at Texas Tech earlier this month.
Former Clemson and USC assistant and current Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill was offered the Pirates job earlier this week, but he decided to turn it down and remain with the Blue Raiders.