#CCU begins spring football practice (AUDIO)

Coastal Carolina won its first ever bowl game in December claiming the Cure Bowl in Orlando versus Northern Illinois (CCU Athletics)

It’s been an awfully good couple of seasons for the Coastal Carolina football team as the Chanticleers have posted back-to-back 11-win campaigns, while claiming the program’s first ever bowl victory this past December. CCU’s 47-41 victory over Northern Illinois at the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida, avenged an overtime loss to Liberty in the same game back in 2020 and provided the team with plenty of momentum heading into the offseason. However, CCU will have to replace the bulk of its offensive line, an NFL caliber tight end in Isaiah Likely, along with defensive stalwarts Silas Kelly and Teddy Gallagher.

To begin the process of piecing together a new team, the Chanticleers opened spring practice on Tuesday. And while QB Grayson McCall will not be available for the spring due to offseason surgery, CCU heads into August with the knowledge that it returns one of the top quarterbacks in the country. Last year, McCall threw for over 2,800 yards with 27 TDs and only 3 INT’s; breaking the single-season NCAA FBS record for passing efficiency at 207.7, surpassing the previous mark set by Alabama’s Mac Jones in 2020.

On Tuesday, CCU head coach Jamey Chadwell met with the media to recap the opening of spring ball and to discuss the upcoming season. Chadwell touched on the anticipation for spring, while discussing his staff’s philosophy of working the transfer portal versus recruiting high school athletes. He also addressed the major question marks the Chanticleers have looking ahead to 2022.

CCU’s spring game will be March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Brooks Stadium.

CCU HC Jamey Chadwell — Spring Football Press Conference

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