Coastal Carolina Football has been one of the best stories of the 2020 football season and they are here to prove that last season was no fluke.
In three seasons as a member of the FBS and the Sun Belt, Coastal Carolina football had won just 13 games. Last season, the Chanticleers set the college football world on fire, going 11-1, winning the Sun Belt, winning an instant classic game against BYU in 13th overall at home, and were very close to having an unbeaten season. before falling to Liberty in a closed bowl game.
With 21 returning starters and head coach Jamey Chadwell still as head coach, Coastal is looking to finish the job and remain undefeated in 2021.
It’s hard to remember when a school came out of nowhere like Coastal did last season to have such a successful season. Kansas experienced their run in 2007 when they were inches away from the Big 12 title game and possibly the BCS Championship, but after that the list isn’t very long.
The challenge for Jamey Chadwell will be to challenge history and not suffer a flashback as a program and show the Chanticleers are here to stay. As long as Chadwell is still in Myrtle Beach, that possibility will exist.
One huge thing that Coastal Carolina is going to have in its favor is the schedule. While the Chanticleers have to worry about a trip to App State, they avoid Sun Belt contender Louisiana in the regular season and they have the smoothest non-conference schedule among them. 25 best possible teams.
Carolina Coastal Football has the Citadel, Kansas, Buffalo, and UMass in the non-conference, and Sun Belt’s teams outside of App State have some important questions they need to answer.
The only bad thing about this sort of schedule is that it could be pitted against the Chanticleers when it comes to competing for a spot in a New Years Six game. Either way, Coastal will be one of the more intriguing teams to watch, just like last season.