The East Carolina Pirates are having a tough year. They're 5-21, 0-13 in Conference USA, they've lost 13 in a row and 19 of their last 20, and they just lost a heartbreaker to Marshall at home. It's not a good time in Greenville.

Athletic director Terry Holland has noticed, and points out fan discord in an email newsletter. However, he perhaps isn't helping matters.

A group has started to organize a plan to wear bags over their heads at the game on Saturday night as a way to demand the dismissal of the current coaching staff. Such action is a continuation of the mentality that has led a similar small segment to humiliate visiting fans and to curse and humiliate even our own fans and their families at our athletic events.

Yeah, see, that's not a good sign, and it probably doesn't help when you point out. When you've lost 13 in a row, you should probably just be happy to have any fans, bags-on-heads or not. But they're not protesting, Terry. They've been watching your team all year, and they're just trying to kill themselves.

We Should Not Divide Ourselves [The Pirate Beacon]