Take on Pirate Sports
From the Anchor Desk
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
By Brian Bailey
Sports Anchor of WNCT-TV 9
He said it at media day a couple of weeks ago, and he
repeated it at Monday’s weekly press gathering.
“Just get me that first snap,” Paul Troth echoed when asked
about the butterflies of this opening game.
“I just can’t wait to get that first snap, to run that first
play and then get into the game from there. But you have to get to that
first snap before anything else can happen.”
Troth begins his second season at East Carolina on Saturday
at Duke, except this time he is the No. 1 man under center.
He has come a long way, and he is already drawing high
praise from his head coach.
“I’m really comfortable with his leadership,” Steve Logan
said of his highly-touted student.. “I’m really comfortable with his
mentality, the ability to get us in and out of the plays. The thing that we
don’t know is if he can physically get it done at game speed."
Coach Logan plans on including Troth on his list of success
stories in working with quarterbacks.
“I suspect that he’ll be better as the season goes on,”
That first snap just can’t get here quick enough for Paul
Game Week No. 1 is always special
After months of anticipation, it is finally game week at
The week begins with a Monday off-day for the Pirate players
and the coaching staff.
I say “off-day”, but what it really means is that there are
no practices scheduled for the day. EVERY day is a workday during the
The normal Pirate workweek is to have Monday off, then
practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is a travel day, or a light
day if the team is in town, leading up to Saturday’s game day.
“We just need to get out and hit a different colored
jersey,” Logan said. “Every year, teams get to the point that they can’t get
any better until they see another team. We’ll learn a lot when we play in
Durham on Saturday.”
Future Pirate opens with sparkling
As promised, from time to time this fall we’ll check in on
the players who have verbally committed to East Carolina for the 2003
Wilson Beddingfield quarterback Pierre Parker had a great
night in the Bruin’s season opening win at Bertie. Parker was 9-12 for 125
yards and three touchdowns in the 39-6 victory.
Parker also ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Two of his
touchdown passes were from 17 yards out, and the other was a 28-yard strike.
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