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DC Rick Smith

The Pirates signed fourteen players to be a part of their 2013 defense. Inside ECU Sports takes a minute to discuss which players could make an immediate impact during their freshman campaign.

Rick Smith's Return After coaching USF for the last three seasons, Rick Smith returned to East Carolina on Jan. 18, 2013 as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach. Smith held these same positions from 2005 to 2009; a time which produced two C-USA championships, four-straight bowl appearances and back-to-back defensive statistical titles. During that five year tenure with the Pirates... Recommended Stories