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#3258532 Charlotte Gets an ESPN 300 Commit

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 01 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Christian transferred from Georgia to Jacksonville State, brother Uriah transferred from Georgia to UNCC but not before being arrested for trying to cash stipend checks that had already been deposited.

#3238974 Notre Dame, Tennessee, UNC among the 8 teams with most returning starters for...

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 11 February 2015 - 07:44 PM

The last paragraph isn't accurate. This is his first year without sanctions. He has at least this year and next.


I'm about 90% sure they've still got some scholarship restrictions this upcoming season as well. But the pressure definitely comes off a little bit, but I think they're still working with less than 85 schollys


UNC is definitely stacked offensively for sure, but recruiting for a 4-2-5 defense for 3 1/2 years and then transitioning to a 4-3 is going to be tough. They also lack experienced scholarship players on defense as well because the majority of the scholarships they've given out these past few years under Fedora have been on offense. I can see UNC getting to a bowl game next year, but I predict that their games are still going to be pretty high scoring and Gene is going to have some headaches on D.


The offense is definitely potent though

#3224329 Non Hornets related. .

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 30 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

I might be wrong but I think it was a pick that turned into Marc not his draft rights..


Nah he's right. The Lakers picked him in 07 and traded his rights at the trade deadline of 08. If I remember right that was the only reason the Griz even considered the trade they really wanted Marc

#3224299 ECU

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 30 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

Hey dude - I don't think ECU fans should be talking about the NCAA tourney or basketball in general. 


GO PIRATES football !!!!



#3221092 ECU

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 27 January 2015 - 01:31 AM

ECU is in BIG TIME trouble next season. 6 wins MAX. 



#3213595 The Cam Versus Thread to End all Cam Comparison Threads!

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 19 January 2015 - 05:26 PM


#3213510 ECU

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 19 January 2015 - 04:16 PM

ECU fans, you guys lose a lot of talent, most notable Cardin and Hardy.


Realistically, is your team going to be worse or about the same next year?


It's kind of funny because a lot of people think that we lose more this year than we did last year just because Carden and Hardy are gone - which yes we lose 2 critical historic pieces but this is a team game after all. Ironically, the 14-15 team was actually significantly worse off in terms of all around losses than next year's team will be. Not to mention the upgrades in recruiting that we've got. Coming into 14-15, we had to replace a RB that had two 1000 yard rushing seasons, 3 solid o-lineman, lost our entire starting linebacking core (although we've always used more of a rotation system - the guys that started all left), lost our best d-end, only returned 1 starter in the secondary and lost arguably the best safety to ever play at ECU and defensive leader in Damon Magazu.


All-in-all coming into 14-15 we had to replace 8 starters on defense and 7 starters on offense. It's really way more impressive than people think that this was an 8-5 team competing for a league title, especially considering the manner in which we lost all of our games.


So yes, Shane and Justin Hardy are gone - but this team is in SIGNIFICANTLY better shape than last year. We return 8 starters offensively and are ridiculously deep at RB and WR as anyone that watches ECU knows. We lose our center, but return 4 starters on the line. It does all come down to the QB position, but Kurt Benkert is bigger,faster,stronger than Shane. He has all of the physical intangibles to be great. Impossible to predict how polished he is obviously, but he was a significant recruit for ECU 2 years ago and the coaches are excited to get him out there. Remains to be seen. Defensively we lose really only 3 impact starters: Terry Williams, Brandon Williams, Maurice Falls). I really have full faith that our secondary will be better next year and I believe that our front 7 won't be any worse.


We lose leadership and recruiting in Lincoln Riley, but Ruffin has been planning his departure for a couple of years now. When you've got a guy in his early 30s that's putting together the kind of offenses that Linc has, you'd be mentally unstable to not have a succession plan. We promoted our receivers coach Dave Nichol who has more experience in the offense than Linc did, and replaced his spot at receivers coach with Garrett Riley, Lincoln's brother.


The program that Ruff has put together has been organized, deep, and full of high character players and staff. I fully trust just about every move the guy makes. This team is gonna be really good next year, and competitive (above .500) for at least the next half-decade because of how well this staff has done recruiting and planning for their system.

#3186813 Charlotte Independence Thread

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 08 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

Unless it's the MLS, the city and county governments aren't going to hop skip and jump for soccer. That's just the reality

#3186078 City of Charlotte

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 10:39 PM

Haha no, I didn't get poo for anything. I just want Charlotte to grow a pair and let fans be fans. Stop child proofing everything for kids and families


There really isn't a reason someone shouldn't be allowed to take their shirt off at a football game

#3185680 Seahawks DE Bennett on the Carolina Panthers

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 08:08 PM


#3185415 The flu

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 06:04 PM

I've heard the flu shot hasn't done a damn thing for this strain of flu.


was just at the doc the other day and the nurse asked me if i'd gotten the shot. I said no and she said no use in getting it this is the most useless shot in years.

#3185163 John Stamos out, Cam Newton in

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 04:10 PM

Id never even heard of john stamos before reading this and Cam beat him for a yogurt commercial out huh ?




You clearly were not a child of the late 80s/ 90s like I

#3185105 UNC Chapel Hill - Graduates/Students - INFO PLEASE

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

Ok, is this a true statement ?

"If I have a diploma from UNC Chapel Hill I absolutely will not be unemployed and will absolutely have great job opportunities and make a bunch of money because my diploma has Carolina blue"

I mean, Jonathon Jones has my dream job and he went to UNC Chapel Hill, that is why he has that job, maybe if he went somewhere else he wouldn't have got the job.

I want to go to a school where after I graduate I knowww for a fact I'll be in position to be extremely successful, driving a Bimmer truck successful, watching your team play live, in luxury, traveling to away games, then writing about it for a living whaaaat? You can do that? I want in.

UNC just reeks of this, I truly believe if you graduate from UNC you can't not be successful in life


You've GOT to have a resume. You've got to DO something in college. Organizations, leadership, internships, jobs. Meet people that are in higher places than you and get them in positions where they'll be references. UNC provides a terrific foundation for any college student but in 2015 you will not - I repeat - will not find success unless you work to diversify yourself and work to gain experience before you graduate. You've got to make yourself unique


3 of the best decisions I ever made in college that I believe put me in a better position to succeed: Getting an internship, becoming president of my fraternity, and getting elected to an exec position in Student Government. Those are things that you can put on your resume that a potential employer/grad school admission program will be willing to learn and talk to you about to go along with your GPA (which by the way is a benefit for you). It's diversification.


We no longer live in a society where a diploma is a free pass. It's a super cliche, but trust me it's so, so true and it can't be said enough. Diploma gets you right to the door, but what you did to diversify yourself with your training is what opens the door and lets you walk in. Find some things you truly enjoy, and work yourself into a leadership role within those things. Get an internship (this is a must and I guarantee someone's already told you that). If you want to go into print journalism, work for the school newspaper, write for a blog like 247Sports or Rivals or whatever is most popular within the UNC fanbase, and/or see if you can get an internship with a local broadcast station or for the N&O. Relevant experience is really crucial, especially in a dense field like journalism.


If you go into UNC (or any university for that matter) with that mindstate  (the "if you graduate from UNC you can't not be successful" mindstate) you will be beaten by someone that came from a lesser ranked institution 100% of the time. I will put my money on that because I've seen it happen.


There's my 2 cents after drinking a cup of coffee, but I hope I provided some insight because it's harder today then when I graduated almost 7 years ago, and then people were saying how hard it was.


Edit: I also want to make sure you understand that journalism is not a very high paying field. Like, at all. You really have to enjoy what you're doing. I was a comm major because I had a passion for writing and broadcast journalism and eventually added a double major in business and had to stay an extra semester because the low pay terrified me.

#3185057 Customers Surprise N.C. Bagel Shop Employee

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 07 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

fug you guys that's people's hard earned $$


Free 92 LeSabre > City Bus

#3179197 ECU

Posted by PiratePanther189 on 04 January 2015 - 09:04 PM

Pathetic end to what should have been a memorable season for the Pirates. I guess that's what happens when you invest all of your resources in winning a meaningless OOC game in September. #SuperBowlsInSeptember will kill you every single time. 


What really sucks is now the cycle, and building starts over for Ruff. 


lol you are such a moronic troll