Charlotte 49ers

After Jets quarterback, Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury on the fourth play of the game against the Bills, the outlook for that position is currently up in the air. Publicly the Jets have made it known that they are confident in Zach Wilson after he helped lead them to a comeback win on Monday night, but this is a guy who was benched in favor of journeymen backups just last season. With the move to trade for Rodgers, the Jets are built to win now, and for guys like Robert Saleh, and Joe Douglas, they can't afford to see another losing season go by. 

When Mike Hill made the decision to fire Will Healy eight games into the 2022 season, he knew then that he was going to have to think outside the box, to find the right guy to lead his football program. Healy was able to guide the 49ers to their first-ever bowl game, but could never build off that season, and with Charlotte set to make the move to the AAC, they needed someone capable of taking the team to new heights. 

The 2023 college football season is upon us, with multiple conferences having already conducted their media days, and others hosting theirs this week, including the AAC. Earlier this month, Charlotte officially joined the American conference, as they set to take the next step as an athletic department. Another move made by Charlotte this off-season, was to hire Biff Poggi, who served as the assistant head coach at Michigan and was credited for helping return the Wolverines to among the nation's elite. The hiring of Poggi was unique in many ways, as he's a former high school coach, in addition to being a self-made millionaire, making a living on Wall Street. It didn't take long for Poggi to make his presence felt, stating boldly that the 49ers would be among the top 15 defenses in all of college football, and making it known that he was not happy with the current financial state of the program. 

When Charlotte decided to move from Will Healy last year, it was a necessary change for a program, that had relatively underachieved during his tenure, after his first season on campus. With the Charlotte program set to transition to the American Conference this year, the program had to identify the right coach, to help elevate the program to one that could contend in a tougher conference. They identified, Biff Poggi from Michigan, where he served as the associate head football coach to Jim Harbaugh, and was credited for helping get the Wolverines to back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances. Poggi made his name in the football world at the high school level, coaching for twenty years at the Gilman School, and at Saint Frances Academy, a powerhouse in the high school ranks. His coaching stint followed a successful career on Wall Street, where Poggi made himself a millionaire. 

Brett Jensen from WBT News joins Jeff Rickard on Charlotte Sports Today to discuss the North Carolina sports betting bill that just passed in the Senate and the House. Governor Cooper already said he will pass the bill when it lands on his desk so we can definitely expect sports betting to be legal in […]

Daron Vaught from ESPN+ and ACCNX joins the Mac & Bone show to recap the wild first weekend of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. An eventful weekend saw six teams from North Carolina get eliminated. The teams that packed their bags and headed home for the season include UNC, NC State, Charlotte, Campbell, UNCW, and ECU. […]

The Charlotte 49ers announced the program's third Hall of Fame class on Wednesday morning and it included one of the most successful members of the basketball program. Bobby Lutz is the winningest coach in the history of Niners basketball, posting a 218-158 record in twelve seasons as the head man. In total, Lutz led the program to eight postseason appearances, including five NCAA Tournaments. He led the 1998-99 team, his first, to their highest NCAA  Tournament seed in program history (5) and the second round of the tourney, their deepest run outside of the run to the 1977 Final Four.

The Athletic Director of the Charlotte 49ers was a guest on the Tuesday edition of The Kyle Bailey show as he discussed the hiring of Biff Poggi as their new Head Coach in Football and the process behind it. The conversation started with the hiring process as Mike noted that they looked at many different […]

The College Football Insider for both The Athletic and FOX Sports joined Kyle Bailey on Tuesday’s edition of The Kyle Bailey Show to discuss the Charlotte 49ers New Head Coach, and Drake Maye’s growing chances at a Heisman. Earlier in the day Bruce broke the news that Charlotte has hired Michigan Associate HC and former […]

The Head Coach of the Charlotte 49ers joined Kyle Bailey on Thursday’s edition of The Clubhouse as he looked back on the 34-20 loss to UAB, along with the frustrations of a 1-6 start. Will started the interview by recapping the 34-20 loss last weekend to UAB Will said he liked some of the stops […]