In the world of college realignment, all the great moves of recent times have taken place behind closed doors, one step ahead of a ravenous media, having secret medias at undisclosed locations and acting like conference movement is akin to spying on another country.
Then you've got East Carolina, who is basically akin to Sterling Archer.
Only without the charm.
Once the Big 12 decided to expand, ECU AD Jeff Compher released a public statement to a question no one asked.
Statement from East Carolina AD Jeff Compher regarding Big 12 membership: pic.twitter.com/sgrX6rlXNy— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 21, 2016
And then on Monday, the publicity stunt got even more outrageous.
Looks like @ECUAthletics would be an excellent travel partner along with @WVUSports! pic.twitter.com/7FN5tKRS23— ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics) July 25, 2016
This is like the shameless guy at the bar going up to the pretty lady and saying she should move I and U closer together in the alphabet.
Compher has sure tried to bring ECU onto a higher level in recent times, most notably with his ill-received firing of Ruffin McNeill which included Compher leaving a players-only meeting when they critiqued him about telling the team via text message.
This is now the same man trying to bring the letters E-C-U and B-I-G-X-I-I closer together in the alphabet.
Jeff. Just stop.