In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill watches his team during NCAA practice in Greenville, N.C. McNeill has shed about 130 pounds following weight-loss and hip-replacement surgeries. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill watches his team during NCAA practice in Greenville, N.C. McNeill has shed about 130 pounds following weight-loss and hip-replacement surgeries. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill watches his team during NCAA practice in Greenville, N.C. McNeill has shed about 130 pounds following weight-loss and hip-replacement surgeries. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

ECU coach heaps praise on Gamecocks

August 29, 2011 1:54 PM