Niner NotePAD: Charlotte 49ers news, notes for 9/4/13


After a little downtime from this past weekend, we’re ready to get things back in full swing.  Here’s today’s Niner NotePAD, a helping of Charlotte 49ers news and notes for your Wednesday.

–Hopefully there’s no sense of panic with the Charlotte 49ers dropping a 1-0 affair in their home opener to UNC Greensboro after conceding a very early goal in the first half. But in head coach Kevin Langan’s words, coming out the way the team did was “a bit annoying”. They’ve got a few days to fix things before heading to #11 Coastal Carolina on Friday.

–Speaking of home openers, it ended a thirteen-year winning streak in home openers for the team (twelve wins, one tie) since 2000. The last home-opening loss at Transamerica Field? September 7, 1999 against South Carolina.

–A lot of talk around the football team is not letting last Saturday’s game against Campbell keep them from focusing on the next task at hand, and that’s beating Chowan. One example Brad Lambert brought up in his press conference yesterday was UTSA, who marched to a 31-3 win over D-II Northeastern State before dropping one to D-III McMurry the next week. The Charlotte Observer‘s David Scott dives into that.

–Meanwhile, it was back to practice as the team began on-field prep for the Hawks. Wes Bryant recaps the proceedings over the past few days.

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