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Mike Houston’s impact after one year

One year ago, Mike Houston inked a five-year contract to become the 22nd head coach of East Carolina University’s (4-8, 1-7 AAC) football team. Nearly a year later, Houston stood at the podium inside the Ward Sports Medicine Building with a disappointed look on his face.

His team had just lost to the University of Tulsa (4-8, 2-6 AAC) by a score of 49-24, capping off a 4-8 season on an extremely sour note.

“We expect to be competitive with any team in this league,” Houston said on Saturday. “We expect to be able to go out and play games at a very, very high level and be able to win any given Saturday.