A top candidate to replace ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery might still be on the table. Earlier this week it was reported that the Charlotte 49ers had reached an agreement with JMU football coach Mike Houston. 

But early Friday afternoon Charlotte athletics director Mike Hill issued the following statement:

“Normally I would not comment on an ongoing search. However, in light of recent public comments, I feel it’s important to update our supporters on the status of our interest in Mike Houston,” the statement read. “This morning, we withdrew a contract offer that had been negotiated in good faith with Coach Houston and his representatives.”

Many reports have indicated that Houston will be the top target for ECU to hire as the next football coach. Stay with the Official Flagship Station of the Pirates, WNCT for the very latest on the search for the next ECU football head coach.