[quote=“49er1, post:44, topic:30832”][quote=“ice_cold49er, post:43, topic:30832”][quote=“JaMiNNiNeR, post:42, topic:30832”][quote=“ghostofclt, post:41, topic:30832”]From what I have heard from recent Football recruits, UNC Charlotte puts on a great first impression (Campus and Atmosphere) even better than APPS, but for right now, what changes some of their minds is that the UNC Charlotte football program is in the garbage right now. If App has some rough years down the road (hopefully not) that could change. I have a recruit right now for 2018 and for him it has come down to UNC Charlotte and APP. Everytime I bring up the tradition and exposure ASU Football could give him, he understands but also brings up something he likes about Charlotte.
clt says this is from the appy chat board.[/quote]
This is why we need a new head coach. Ideally, a head coach that has won something somewhere. We don’t have tradition because we are only five years old. Lambert hasn’t established a winning precedent so what can he pitch at this point? “Come to Charlotte where we might win three or four game if we get lucky”. He can’t really sell being a founding father anymore.
The next coach will have the opportunity to rebrand Charlotte football. When we recruit head to head against App or ECU for that matter we always can ask the recruit “what do you like to do for fun?” or “where would you like to work after college?” then walk them over to the light rail and talk about the nightlife and job opportunities in our growing vibrant city.[/quote]
Yes, we have lost any momentum we used to have by being brand new. We can’t sell winning tradition, there’s only so much we can sell on facilities (many schools have nice facilities now). Selling the city of Charlotte will work only to a degree. We need something to bring excitement back to the program. A new staff would do it (if the person is a hot new hire), but I would be willing to settle for just a new offensive coordinator who is from the coaching tree of a great offensive mind and shows signs of being a great offensive mind, and outstanding recruiter.[/quote]
WINNING solves everything.[/quote]**Almost everything. When MBB was rolling, there were plenty of issues about the Observers lack of coverage, Halton not consistently selling out, etc.