Aug. 23, 2012
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina football staff released its depth chart Thursday as the Chanticleers now turn their attention to preparing for the 2012 season opener, hosting North Carolina A&T Sept. 1 at 6 pm.
"This is where we are at right now," said head coach Joe Moglia. "I have been really impressed with how we have progressed from spring to the beginning of camp and from the beginning of camp to now."
Fans will have two opportunities to interact with the Chants this Saturday (Aug. 25). First, Coastal will host Fan Photo Day from 4:30-6 pm. Fans will have to opportunity to watch the end of practice, which is set to end at 5:15 pm Saturday, and meet the team, get photos and autographs. The last 45 minutes of practice - open to the public - will be held in Brooks Stadium, weather permitting, and Fan Photo Festivities will be in the stadium as well.
Also Saturday, Coastal will host its annual Football 101: Ladies Night. Registration begins at 5:30 pm on the third floor of Adkins Field House, along with a cocktail social. The event itself runs from 6-8 pm in Adkins Field House team room, also on the third floor. For more information about Football 101, contact Kevin Olivett at 843-349-2268 or CLICK HERE.
Phil Kornblut's Palmetto Pigskin Tour stopped in Conway Wednesday to preview the Chanticleers. A rainy day led to some extended CCU coverage as the offense and defense took turns in the Boni Belle Hitting and Practice Facility. Kornblut spoke with Coach Moglia, offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude, defensive coordinator Clayton Carlin and junior wide receivers Matt Hazel and DeMario Bennett. To listen to Sports Talk's audio, CLICK HERE.
CCU IN THE NFL UPDATE:
Marcus Lott, who signed with the New York Jets in early August, had a strong day of practice Wednesday (Aug. 22). The New York Post singled him out as one of the day's top performers.
Quoting the Post's Blog, "The Jets did a one-on-one passing drill with wide receivers vs. cornerbacks/safeties. The standouts were Eron Riley, who beat Antonio Cromartie on a deep pass and Marcus Lott, who completely shut down rookie Jordan White on one play to the point where the ball was not even thrown."