East Carolina Pirates: Ruffin McNeill Out After Six Seasons

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Aug 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Senorise Perry (center) is congratulated by quarterback Shane Carden (left) and offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje (right) after his 54 yard touchdown run during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field. Chicago won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

First was the lack of succession plan for star quarterback Shane Carden. The intended successor Kurt Benkert got injured. Blake Kemp played well in spots, but the Pirates fell in love with running threat James Summers after the Virginia Tech game and picking between the two disjointed the offensive identity of the team.

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