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Gardner Minshew, who started five games at quarterback for East Carolina last season, is transferring to Washington State, where he will be eligible immediately.
Jeff Compher, who ushered East Carolina into the AAC during his tenure as athletic director, will step down from his post May 1 after reaching an exit agreement.
East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery said "the door will certainly remain open" for Gardner Minshew to possibly return, after the quarterback withdrew from school Tuesday to deal with a family matter.
East Carolina hires David Blackwell from Jacksonville State as its defensive coordinator, after the Pirates finished last in the Bowl Subdivision in scoring defense (45 points per game) and total defense (541.7 yards).
Top-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams released Tuesday.
Riley Ferguson threw for three touchdowns and Darrell Henderson scored twice and rushed for 122 yards as No. 17 Memphis dominated East Carolina 70-13 on Saturday in a tuneup for the American Athletic Conference championship game.
FPI sees Tigers staying hot
Memphis has won six straight since its Sept. 30 loss at UCF and has averaged 50.8 points during its recent run. These two schools haven't met since 2012, and the Pirates own a seven-game series winning streak.
Gardner Minshew threw for a career-high 444 yards and four touchdowns, Trevon Brown accounted for a school record 270 yards receiving and two touchdowns and East Carolina handled Cincinnati 48-20 on Saturday.
Dontrell Hilliard ran for a career-high 189 yards and Jonathan Banks scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Tulane beat East Carolina 31-24 on Saturday night.