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GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina returned to Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice complex for a one-hour practice Friday morning wearing helmets and shorts. Originally scheduled for an afternoon session, first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery elected to move the workout to an earlier time due to the forecast of inclement weather later in the day.

“Today was all about fine-tuning all phases of the game,” Montgomery said. “It was a lot of situational work, end of the game work and two-point plays – all those things you have to be good at with a couple of weeks away from the first game. We are right on schedule with that and it was a good day. Right now we are at 100 percent with our base system installment. We will have some things come up during game week planning that we’ll add, but overall we are right where we need to be. Our guys have been swamped with work from a football stand point, which is what camp is all about.”

Friday’s practice, the 18th for ECU, consisted of individual group work, nearly 20 minutes of special teams drills and 15 minutes of team situations concentrating on fourth downs and two-point plays.

ECU has one scheduled practice remaining, which will be in Charlotte on Saturday when the Pirates hold a public workout at Rocky River High School (http://bit.ly/2aVcWBd) from 2:45-5:00 p.m. The full-pad practice is open to all Pirate Club members, fans and the media.

Single-game, three-game mini packs and season tickets for all ECU home games are still available to the Pirate Nation and can be purchased by calling the ECU Athletic Ticket Office at 252-737-4500, through the Online Ticket Center (http://bit.ly/1Qad0dc), or by visiting the ECU Athletics Ticket Office. For all the latest ticket information, follow the ECU Ticket Office on Twitter (@ecuathletictix).Up Next:

Saturday’s Practice Time: 2:45-5:00 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C. (Rocky River High School)

Season Opener: Sept. 3 vs. Western Carolina in Greenville (6 p.m.)

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