GREENVILLE — The office of East Carolina
strength and conditioning director Jeff Connors was converted
for use by a movie crew on Friday. An extra desk was in Connors'
quarters on the lower level of the Murphy Center with prominent
displays of logos of the "Monarchs," the pro football team
depicted in the film.
Connors' office has an excellent, ground-level view of the
interior of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Connors' son, Beau, who played
football at East Carteret High School, was involved in the
"My son went to film school and
he's working on this movie right now," Connors said.
The elder Connors said Beau
Bridges had a featured role in the film, which has been
tentatively titled, "Home and Away."
"Supposedly, it's going to be
about a coach who had two sons who played for him in high
school," said the Pirates' conditioning guru. "One went on to
play in college, who was not expected to go on and play in
college. The other did not because he had some sort of injury.
The brothers became estranged and then, at some point, they were
brought back together.
"That's what I know about it."
Connors said the movie had been
filming at Laney High School in Wilmington for a couple of
"What they're filming here (at
ECU's football facility) is the professional aspect of the
movie, where the one guy played pro ball," Connors said. "When
they get done, they've got to move my stuff back in here."
And if the crew doesn't get his
stuff back properly, knowing Connors, they could be looking at
an impromptu sequel to 'Rambo.'
Actually, Connors is more
mellow in his approach these days and you can read about that in
the upcoming issue of Bonesville The Magazine.