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PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:24 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It wasn't exactly a state secret that East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill spent last season dealing with a weight problem. During his first campaign at the Pirate helm last fall, McNeill spent most of practice on a golf cart, saying at last week's Conference USA Media Days that the pain of simply walking through drills was "excruciating."

But after two offseason surgeries and more than 120 pounds dropped from his peak of 388, McNeill is back on his feet--moving "like a ninja" at the Pirates' first practice, he jokingly told the local Daily Reflector. But what does a 120-pound weight loss look like on a college head football coach? Here's McNeill coaching from the sidelines last fall:



And courtesy of the ECU athletic department, here's McNeill at Tuesday's Pirate practice:



McNeill would be the first to tell you he's not all the way there yet. "My brother said 'You've lost a fourth-grader,'" McNeil said at Media Days. "I said 'Well, I'm trying to get to where I lost a sixth-grader.'"

From here, it looks like he's off to a heck of a start.

Comments

Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 10:49 pm
 

PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

Ruff is looking Good!



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:41 am
 

PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

That top photo looks photoshopped.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:40 am
 

PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

Great job! 



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:30 am
 

PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

heck yeah the pirate nation is proud of you ruff



Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:51 pm
 

PHOTO: Ruffin McNeill's impressive weight loss

Good for him.


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