Poll: Do you still support coach Lambert as HC?

After 2 years FCS and 1 year FBS do you still support Coach Lambert? Is he still the right coach for the young Charlotte 49ers football team?

(FCS) Year 1: 5-6
(FCS) Year 2: 5-6
(FBS) Year 3: 2-10 (includes win vs. non-FBS Presbyterian)

Yes. He has earned another year. If next year is equal to this yr overall. he needs to go.

Yes Lambert fully has my support despite the 3-QB rotation this season. If he let’s Barden play 100% of the time from Presby on, we are probably 4-5 win team.

Also, our special teams have got to be significantly better. You can’t go out and miss 22 yard FGs or have shanked punts for 15 yards.

I expected 2 wins and got 2 wins. I do find it interesting that we were more competitive in some games that we were expected to be and that has made people upset with the coaching staff who coached the team to be more competitive in those games.

I was not a fan of the QB situation this season and special teams have to get better.

With that said I said from the start that I felt it was going to be year 5 before you could really start judging things. I am still in the place. Year 3 is done, year 4 should be a few more wins and then year 5 is when I expect us to be a solid program. Doesn’t mean we have to have a winning record, but should mean we are in most games and win our share.

Yes.

My biggest issues are QB (questionable rotations, etc) and special teams. Barden was able to get some reps, should have had more throughout the year in my opinion. I think it’ll be a battle between Barden and Klugh for the gig next year.

I think we need to have a coach dedicated to special teams, Lambert has too much to focus on, someone else needs to manage this.

Wallerstedt looks like a great get at DC, just needs some more depth on that side of the ball.

[quote=“2k, post:5, topic:30007”]Yes.

My biggest issues are QB (questionable rotations, etc) and special teams. Barden was able to get some reps, should have had more throughout the year in my opinion. I think it’ll be a battle between Barden and Klugh for the gig next year.

I think we need to have a coach dedicated to special teams, Lambert has too much to focus on, someone else needs to manage this.

Wallerstedt looks like a great get at DC, just needs some more depth on that side of the ball.[/quote]

Ditto.

I tweeted a bright side during the game… after three missed field goals, we were starting to look like Alabama.

Now that I read this thread, that bright side gets even better… we’re looking like LSU, too!

SEC, here we come!

It is too early to not support him but I am very concerned about the following:

1: Not just the QB rotation but playing the wrong QB most of the time with no real explanation.
2: Lack of on field discipline. Not bringing out guys (at least for a play or 2)after bad PF penalties. C.King in the UTSA game. D.Lucas v. Rice.
3: Game management. Play calling, fast pace when clock needs to burn, 3 straight QB draws when passing game is working, not giving KP the ball when he seems unstoppable, playing for FG’s when it seems like TD’s are needed, faking FG’s when it seems like we should take the points.
4: No special teams coach. Easily the worst part of our game. Is it talent, coaching or a combination? I would like to find out next year with a dedicated ST coach.

Things I like- The defensive coaching change/adjustment btwn year 2 and 3 was remarkable. I like the staff of assistants. They seem passionate, most have played at a high level, and they are very active on social media.

While I was quite pissed after the FAU, ODU, and UTSA games, we are trending in the right direction. Wallerstad was a great add.

On the list of thinks we need to improve:

[ul][li]Find [glow=green,2,300]A[/glow] QB, and stick with him. [/li]
[li]Hire a Special Teams Coach. Lambert needs to be the HC, not both. We clearly need to improve all aspects of Special Teams, we were bad in all facets.[/li]
[li]Recruiting (not that its been bad, but it can always be better- for any school) [/li][/ul]

I support him. Think he is a high character guy along with the other coaches. Just thought we had enough talent to have a better result. Time will tell.

[quote=“jdub49er, post:8, topic:30007”]It is too early to not support him but I am very concerned about the following:

1: Not just the QB rotation but playing the wrong QB most of the time with no real explanation.
2: Lack of on field discipline. Not bringing out guys (at least for a play or 2)after bad PF penalties. C.King in the UTSA game. D.Lucas v. Rice.
3: Game management. Play calling, fast pace when clock needs to burn, 3 straight QB draws when passing game is working, not giving KP the ball when he seems unstoppable, playing for FG’s when it seems like TD’s are needed, faking FG’s when it seems like we should take the points.
4: No special teams coach. Easily the worst part of our game. Is it talent, coaching or a combination? I would like to find out next year with a dedicated ST coach.

Things I like- The defensive coaching change/adjustment btwn year 2 and 3 was remarkable. I like the staff of assistants. They seem passionate, most have played at a high level, and they are very active on social media.[/quote]
Spot on post. Numbers 1 and 3 I especially agree with.

If he fires Jeff Mullen, sure.

[quote=“s9er, post:9, topic:30007”]While I was quite pissed after the FAU, ODU, and UTSA games, we are trending in the right direction. Wallerstad was a great add.

On the list of thinks we need to improve:

[ul][li]Find [glow=green,2,300]A[/glow] QB, and stick with him. [/li]
[li]Hire a Special Teams Coach. Lambert needs to be the HC, not both. We clearly need to improve all aspects of Special Teams, we were bad in all facets.[/li]
[li]Recruiting (not that its been bad, but it can always be better- for any school) [/li][/ul][/quote]

This is on point, but the 2016 recruitment is an urgent issue. I don’t think people realize what we are losing on defense. Devon Johnson, CCM, Desmond Floyd, Dozier, etc. Their replacements have nowhere near their size and experience. We have to find a QB, and we have to incrementally improve that O Line (Danny Book is leaving)

RE: recruiting, this tweet just went out:

@Charlotte49erFB = Keep an eye on the roads & sky! Our coaches will be dropping by to see you soon! #stateofcharlotte

Definitely still support him. This is still year 1. Ask me again at the end of next year. I still think he should get 2 more years after this.

Am I happy with where we are now? Not exactly. Do I think we have more obvious problems than coaching, absolutely.

[quote=“NinerWupAss, post:4, topic:30007”]I expected 2 wins and got 2 wins. I do find it interesting that we were more competitive in some games that we were expected to be and that has made people upset with the coaching staff who coached the team to be more competitive in those games.

I was not a fan of the QB situation this season and special teams have to get better.

With that said I said from the start that I felt it was going to be year 5 before you could really start judging things. I am still in the place. Year 3 is done, year 4 should be a few more wins and then year 5 is when I expect us to be a solid program. Doesn’t mean we have to have a winning record, but should mean we are in most games and win our share.[/quote]

EXACTLY!

[quote=“NinerWupAss, post:4, topic:30007”]I expected 2 wins and got 2 wins. I do find it interesting that we were more competitive in some games that we were expected to be and that has made people upset with the coaching staff who coached the team to be more competitive in those games.

I was not a fan of the QB situation this season and special teams have to get better.

With that said I said from the start that I felt it was going to be year 5 before you could really start judging things. I am still in the place. Year 3 is done, year 4 should be a few more wins and then year 5 is when I expect us to be a solid program. Doesn’t mean we have to have a winning record, but should mean we are in most games and win our share.[/quote]

I’m pretty much in the same boat. Brad Lambert was brought in to start up a program from scratch and I think he has done a pretty good job laying the foundation. Off the field I don’t think we could have asked for more. On the field, obviously I dislike some of the decisions made, but overall I am OK with where we are. Lambert has proven that he can recognize problem areas in the offseason, and address them accordingly (see our defense from last year to this year.) We were a decent QB away from winning 5 or 6 games and I think that will be addressed this off season. He seemed to be already addressing that in his post-game interview on Saturday. He said (paraphrasing), 'We need to find someone to come in here and play QB."

As far as the next few years, I’m just looking for improvement. Next year will be better, but year 5 we may have a little dip with losing 30+ seniors. Hopefully the guys we are holding back this year will play large roles next year and the hit won’t be so hard. I think the staff at least has a plan and they have talked about it all along.

Absolutely, we went to a gun fight this season with bows and arrows. I don’t think McNeill should have seen the field this season, but other than that we were well coached. We should have competed in the games we did and teams like Marshall and USM should have done us MTSU.

I don’t think anyone realizes how remarkable it was that we held 7 teams to less than 12 points in the first half with same defense that gave up 600 yards to the Citadel and Chuck South last season.

Short of the qb position (opponents might have had something to do with that) and the kicking game, 2015 was a huge improvement

[quote=“Mr. Bojangles, post:17, topic:30007”][quote=“NinerWupAss, post:4, topic:30007”]I expected 2 wins and got 2 wins. I do find it interesting that we were more competitive in some games that we were expected to be and that has made people upset with the coaching staff who coached the team to be more competitive in those games.

I was not a fan of the QB situation this season and special teams have to get better.

With that said I said from the start that I felt it was going to be year 5 before you could really start judging things. I am still in the place. Year 3 is done, year 4 should be a few more wins and then year 5 is when I expect us to be a solid program. Doesn’t mean we have to have a winning record, but should mean we are in most games and win our share.[/quote]

I’m pretty much in the same boat. Brad Lambert was brought in to start up a program from scratch and I think he has done a pretty good job laying the foundation. Off the field I don’t think we could have asked for more. On the field, obviously I dislike some of the decisions made, but overall I am OK with where we are. Lambert has proven that he can recognize problem areas in the offseason, and address them accordingly (see our defense from last year to this year.) We were a decent QB away from winning 5 or 6 games and I think that will be addressed this off season. He seemed to be already addressing that in his post-game interview on Saturday. He said (paraphrasing), 'We need to find someone to come in here and play QB."

As far as the next few years, I’m just looking for improvement. Next year will be better, but year 5 we may have a little dip with losing 30+ seniors. Hopefully the guys we are holding back this year will play large roles next year and the hit won’t be so hard. I think the staff at least has a plan and they have talked about it all along.[/quote]Awesome. Glad to hear that.

We need to be out there offering every 5th year transfer with potential / proven success that we can. It’s virtually a guaranteed starting position, so it has to be a compelling offer for someone that just wants to play.

I definitely still support him. We were more competitive this year than I thought we would be. The DC change he made in the offseason was an obvious positive. He has acknowledged our QB issue. Let’s see how he handles it.

I look forward to next season.