Appalachian State quarterback Armanti
Edwards is a rising senior, a fact that escaped me in
week's column. His presence will obviously negate the
contention that East Carolina will have an advantage in terms of
offensive leadership with Patrick Pinkney returning for the Pirates.
The quarterback experience situation
looks like a wash in the season opener on Sept. 5 in Greenville. In
fact, the talents of the two starting quarterbacks should be a
compelling factor as this long dormant rivalry resumes.
Also, there seems to be some doubt
about whether running back Jonathan Williams is or is not taking part in
voluntary summer workouts at ECU. Pirates strength and conditioning
coach Mike Golden said he is not allowed to comment on an individual's
involvement in the summer sessions because of NCAA regulations.
Tom McClellan, director of athletic
media relations at ECU, said that coach Skip Holtz will address
Williams' status with the program at the outset of preseason camp.
A number of readers have e-mailed in
the last couple of days. Rather than respond individually, let me take
this opportunity to apologize and thank you for contacting me.