Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Charlotte 49ers hold football walk-on tryouts today

Another football milestone comes up later today for the Charlotte 49ers.

Although the walk-on tryouts that begin at 4 p.m. this afternoon probably won't yield but a few players who will be on Charlotte's roster when the 49ers begin football in 2013, it is the program's first "official" practice.

Coach Brad Lambert says he hopes 5-10 players will be good enough to be invited back to practice with the rest of the squad in August. The team -- made up of redshirt freshmen -- will practice all fall but won't have any games to play.

The walk-on tryouts -- all candidates have already registered, so nobody should just show up expecting to practice -- will be held on the school's recreation fields above the Wachovia Fieldhouse and softball stadium.

-- Two 49ers basketball recruits will play in the regional game in Saturday's Jordan Brand Classic at Time Warner Cable Arena. Guards Shawn Lester (Mooresville) and Denzel Ingram (Chapel Hill) will be in the game that begins at 4:30 p.m. Ingram, incidentally, will sign his letter of intent with the 49ers on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Chapel Hill High.

-- Another 49ers recruit, power forward Willie Clayton of Thomasville, Ga., played on a U.S. all-star team that won an international tournament in France last week.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try-out! This will be fun!!

Anonymous said...

How about a blog post regarding ECU's chancellor throwing our name into the CUSA-MWC discussion?

Anonymous said...

Charlotte 49er football is kinda like Charlotte Bobcat basketball...a complte joke! Lol...

Anonymous said...

You are obviously a Walmart Tarhole fan!

Anonymous said...

UNCC Football try-outs? They must be having try-outs, because nobody wants to play for them...Lol...They should recruit kids from Garinger...too funny!

Anonymous said...

@11:29

Mike P has him too busy writing articles on unc-ch.

the chapel hill observer.

Anonymous said...

David,

Can you do some digging on our conference situation. Don't just call Judy and when she says nothing that is the end of it. Ask some of these coaches, recruits, etc. What are the recruits being told? Some have already mentioned CUSA. There is smoke in the air. Just take a look at the ECU Chancellor's comments yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Judy like Wal-Mart...

Anonymous said...

You trolls who say football at Charlotte is a "joke"? Well, it is... and the JOKE'S ON YOU!! NINER football is coming and you can't stop it!! So, let's all laugh at the joke on YOU. AHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!! GO NINERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Take the link below. Great article from SB Nation. According to the article, Charlotte has been invited to the Alliance. 4 Divisions will be set to play by region. Excellent read!

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/4/11/2941067/conference-realignment-ecu-charlotte-mountain-west-conference-usa-merger

Anonymous said...

Google "Charlotte conference usa invite" and found the following. Appears to be the same link as Anonymous 12:33.....

Mountain West-Conference USA Merger Working Toward 4 Divisions ...‎

SB Nation - 1 hour ago
Charlotte has reportedly been invited. A four-division arrangement could ... conference, which at some point would merge the old Conference USA with the Mt........

Anonymous said...

Hope UNCC is not in the same conference as ECU...b/c ECU will hammer them by 50...UNCC needs to start by playing smaller schools like CPCC/Gaston College/Wingate...what a joke!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the pathetic haters with nothing better to do. Odds are they are probably still sucking off of momma's tit.

Anonymous said...

Duke will win the National Title in football before UNCC wins a game on the road...Lol

J said...

Another tangible sign that football is finally coming. Only 507 days to kickoff!

12:48 - I believe Charlotte and ECU played in the 2010-11 season. Twice, in fact. ECU won one, Charlotte won one. And what exactly has ECU's basketball team won in the last.... ever? And trust me, as long as Jeff Lebo is your coach, you're never going to get past the NIT.

Lester/Ingram/Clayton - I'm surprised there hasn't been 50 anonymous postings here that since Alan Major recruited them, they are evil, vile, sub-human pond scum, but if they decided to go to State instead because Lutz coaches there, they would instantly become the second, third and fourth coming of J.C.

John said...

Anonymous 12:59, I remember baseball people who dismissed the creation of the Florida Marlins in the same way. They have two World Champion titles now, including one against the Yankees when they Yanks had a payroll about FOUR TIMES that of the Marlins.

It will all be in how they build the team. Potential recruits might want to consider the fact that Charlotte has an actual NFL team in the city.

Nobody is claiming they will be a winner right away, but you never know how it's going to develop. At least it should be fun!

Anonymous said...

Coach Lambert has said that he plans to model our team after ODU with the early success they've had. In their first season, they went 9-2, with their biggest loss being by 5 points. Whether or not we can do the same, nobody knows yet. But one thing's for sure: anyone posting that we will be blown out by 50 and never win a road game certainly doesn't have the slightest inkling of a clue about what's possible at Charlotte. So I suggest shutting up now, or else you will be shut up in 2013 when we make you all look like idiots. The childish name-calling and petty insults will be drowned out by chants of "FORTY NINERS". Carry on trolls, and GO NINERS!

Troll said...

UNCC Football...can't wait!

Troll said...

ACC FOOTBALL IS THE BEST IN AMERICA!
GO HEELS!

Anonymous said...

ACC Football is not the best...it's the 2nd best to the SEC...UNCC won't get the chance to play either and ACC or SEC team for the next 20 years... Lol...they will stink it up for that long...Holla!

Bernie Fine said...

UNCC Football..."Where kids go to play football that can't get a "real" football scholarship!" Too funny...lol

Anonymous said...

UNC-CH Football..."Where kids go to play football that can't get a "real" education!" Too funny... lol

Tar Hole said...

Gotta run...on my way to make the UNCC football team...played in high school for Indy 5 years ago...Can't wait to play for Judy!

Anonymous said...

Garinger High Class of 2014! Holla!

George Zimmerman laughing said...

UNCC Sports in general are just not very good....just sad...basketball team can't win a game/football hasn't won a game...ever....and the poor soccer team lost in the title game last season...GO NINERS! Lol....

Anonymous said...

This thread is hilarious! I love it when trolls get pwnd! haha

Anonymous said...

2:45 is the funniest thing Ive read in a long time!

Am I right? Did Loltroll just get embarrased by a 16yo? what a loser

TNY is awesome!

Anonymous said...

What's up with all the haters out there? Charlotte's first class was pretty good with a couple of good players. Yall are right Charlotte wont compete with North Carolina or any FBS school for a couple of year because they will be playing in the FCS, so you can't really compare the schools at this point. If you are from this area you should be excited for Charlotte to get a program that should have been started a long time ago

Anonymous said...

Per source: Niners pickup nine walk ons to join team this fall.

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