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Holtz lets players enjoy Thanksgiving

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
GREENVILLE — With several East Carolina football players hailing from North Carolina, they’ll get the chance to go home to bond with their family this Thanksgiving.
The Pirates will get Thursday off before returning to Greenville for a crucial practice on Friday leading up to Saturday’s regular season finale against the Tulane Green Wave.
ECU (6-5, 5-2) and Tulane (4-7, 3-4) will play at 1 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
After having meetings Monday and practicing Tuesday and Wednesday, the Pirates will enjoy a day off on Thanksgiving. ECU will hold an intense practice the day before the game.
That seemed to work last year as the Pirates defeated the Wolfpack 21-16 in Raleigh.
Holtz said the majority of players told him they wanted the chance to be with family for the holiday.