In college football, an open week can mean different things to different people. For the fans, it’s a Saturday on which their team doesn’t play, so they’ll need something else to occupy their weekend. For the team, it’s an opportunity to heal up or get away from the game altogether. Coastal Carolina utilized the days off as a mental break.
On Wednesday, head coach Jamey Chadwell held his weekly press conference in advance of Saturday’s road trip to Sun Belt Conference newcomer, Marshall. The 6-1 Chanticleers are coming off a 49-21 setback to Old Dominion back on October 15th. A performance that Coach Chadwell believes can be attributed to young players believing that simply wearing teal and black would be more than enough against the Monarchs.
“I think what happens is you’re a victim of your own success,” Chadwell stated on Wednesday. “I think our birthright was that we were going to win the game. People are going to bend the knee to Coastal, and that’s not happening. I think from a players’ standpoint, we had that. When you get smacked in the face like we did, that’s a good wake up call.”
He also updated his team’s injury situation, what challenges the two-quarterback system that Marshall employs will present to his defense, and how unique playing on the NFL Network (7pm kickoff) will be.