2017 Football Preview – Sun Belt – Chanticleers
Looking for 2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers predictions? The Chanticleers will be playing their first season in the FBS this year. They didn’t even have a football program until 2003. They have been a pretty strong team in the FCS level but usually ran into powerhouse North Dakota State in the playoffs and that would end their season every year. But what kind of talent does this team have on it? Is it an FCS level talent or an FBS level talent?
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Head Coach: Joe Moglia
2016 Record: 10-2
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Odds to win the 2017 FBS Championship: +50000
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Can this team win right away? Or will it take a while for them to figure out the jump in talent?
2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Predictions: Team Strengths
Defensive Depth: It’s kind of hard to figure out this teams strength and weaknesses because they haven’t played against Power Five conference competition yet.
But one of the strengths of this team was the defense, and the depth that the defense had. Seven starters are back for a defense that had 30 sacks and 73 tackles for a loss.
With the defense getting into the backfield so much it, it opened up the secondary to make some big plays at key times and there should a lot of the same of that this year.
The leader of the defense should be middle linebacker Shane Johnson, who led the conference in tackles last year and should compete for that title in the Sun Belt.
Low Expectations: One of the biggest strengths in this team is the low expectations that this team is going to face.
Four wins is going to be considered a win for this team, so even if they struggle out of the gate there isn’t going to be any talk about if this team needs a coaching staff change or anything like that.
The biggest thing for this team is just to get their feet wet and into this level of football, and try to build for the future.
2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Who’s Going to Play Quarterback?: Just looking at the stats you see that the Chanticleers put up 37 points a game, so the quarterback play must have been really strong last year, and really good.
But that wasn’t the case at all. Last year they were going to switch to a more quarterback heavy offense, but they couldn’t because some quarterbacks got injured, and the ones that did play just weren’t that good.
The starter for the Chanticleers this year is expected to be Austin Wilson who is a graduate transfer from Syracuse. He only attempted 85 passes in his career at Syracuse throwing for 419 yards and one touchdown and seven interceptions.
He never was anything more then a guy who came in mop up roll so how he will do this year will be interesting to say the least.
Step Up in Talent: One of the weaknesses of this team is just going to be the step up in play they are going to face.
Going up to this talent level is a whole new level and there is no questions that this team is going to go through some growing pains.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction: 9-3
Notre Dame figures to be in more close games once again.
They were 4-2 last season in one possession games and based on their offensive 2nd half performances, they were never out of a game.
Schedule wise they get zero favors. At Texas to start the season and at USC to close things out with Michigan State and a tough ACC schedule through it all doesn’t help out any cause.
Getting a QB in and solidified early is most important. Once they figure that out, generating some chemistry with their receivers going to be a tall task.
2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Schedule
- 9/2/17 8:00 PM ET @NEB
- 9/9/17 3:30 PM ET MIA
- 9/16/17 7:00 PM ET ARPB
- 9/23/17 7:00 PM ET @SMU
- 10/4/17 8:00 PM ET @GASO
- 10/14/17 TBD ARKS
- 10/19/17 TBD ULL
- 10/28/17 TBD @NMSU
- 11/11/17 TBD @USA
- 11/18/17 TBD TXST
- 11/25/17 TBD @ULM
- 12/2/17 TBD TROY
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