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Charlotte 49er Football / Re: FIRE LAMBERT!!!!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Niner National on Today at 06:14:00 pm »
We will never hear about it, but if we let Lambert go one of our first calls should be to Scott Satterfield at App.  He has a good thing going there, and App has a history and level of success that programs just 5 years in cannot match, but I think they are topped out.  Their location, general suckage in all other sports, and no momentum for realignment these days means he will likely continue to win around 10 games per year and be the toast of Boone, NC as long as he wants to stay there.  However, at Charlotte a coach like Satterfield could build a program that could become one of the best in NC and people would actually notice.  I know he played at App, but the mantra there is "we are happy with who we are", and I don't think that will be enough to keep him there.  The timing could be right for us, and nothing would make me laugh more than him in Green when we play the 'eers in 2018.
drinking hard on a Monday nugget?
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I'm not as down on Nick as some of you guys are.  The shade of green thing is pretty inexcusable, but as somebody who has to manage stuff like this, you would not believe how hard it is to match colors sometimes.  Being a school the size we are, with as little recognition as we get, people don't have a lot of sympathy for us. 

Nick also had his hands tied for much of his tenure.  We market women's sports more than anybody I've ever seen, and I'm 99.999% sure that's not his call.  At the end of the day he really did help market the football train well in my opinion. 

He also had to market some of the worst teams I have ever seen produced by any team or franchise I've ever followed.  Our attendance hasn't been good, but I've certainly seen worse.  ECU put 1800 fans in their 60,000 seat stadium a few weeks back. That's not a typo.

In summary, he was handed chicken poop a lot, basically all the time, and he made chicken salad sometimes, and I appreciate that.  God Bless the next person to take that job.

Think it had anything to do with their sorry team NOT WINNING this year? Or was that game just poorly marketed?  ::)
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I would love to see us hire Humpy Wheeler as a market consultant. He is older but still has a great mind for marketing. He played a major role in the growth of NASCAR in the Carolinas. The lack of marketing is one of my biggest gripes with our AD.

clt says today is his birthday
He has experience working for an asshole, too.
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I would love to see us hire Humpy Wheeler as a market consultant. He is older but still has a great mind for marketing. He played a major role in the growth of NASCAR in the Carolinas. The lack of marketing is one of my biggest gripes with our AD.

clt says today is his birthday
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I would love to see us hire Humpy Wheeler as a market consultant. He is older but still has a great mind for marketing. He played a major role in the growth of NASCAR in the Carolinas. The lack of marketing is one of my biggest gripes with our AD.
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Charlotte 49er Football / Re: FIRE LAMBERT!!!!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Nugget on Today at 04:32:31 pm »
We will never hear about it, but if we let Lambert go one of our first calls should be to Scott Satterfield at App.  He has a good thing going there, and App has a history and level of success that programs just 5 years in cannot match, but I think they are topped out.  Their location, general suckage in all other sports, and no momentum for realignment these days means he will likely continue to win around 10 games per year and be the toast of Boone, NC as long as he wants to stay there.  However, at Charlotte a coach like Satterfield could build a program that could become one of the best in NC and people would actually notice.  I know he played at App, but the mantra there is "we are happy with who we are", and I don't think that will be enough to keep him there.  The timing could be right for us, and nothing would make me laugh more than him in Green when we play the 'eers in 2018.
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I should be ashamed, having taken 2 years of Latin at Charlotte Latin, but alas, that was a very long time ago (the early 80s).  Corrections made. 


There was a 4th point I wanted to add, but it's stuck in the cobwebs of my mind at the moment.


EDIT:  oh yeah, #4:  more accountability for success in revenue sports. 
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Even if Judy doesn’t leave immediately I think this whole effort will have a positive impact on Niner athletics. They know now results are more important than ever and we have fans that are going to stay on them every step of the way. The “letter from the desk of Judy Rose” thing is positive proof the fan pressure is real.


Here's what I would like to see: [size=78%] [/size]


1)  A genuine effort to increase the fan base and 49er club.  Reach out to our alumnae - our university is so bad at this in general.  There are so many alumnae out there that have had no contact from the university in decades.  I'm not one of them, but there are so many.


2)  A genuine effort to increase interest from the students.  Build fans for tomorrow starting with the students you have today.  We had some sort of program about 10 years ago, and we used to have great student support.  They were organized too.  What happened?  Why did it stop? 


3)  A better effort marketing the revenue sports.  Prioritize the money makers first, and let them elevate the non-revenue sports.  Our priorities should be something like this:
     Football / Men's basketball
     Baseball / Men's soccer / Women's basketball   


[/size]Anything else while we're at it?[size=78%]

Alumnae is the plural for our female alumni.  (Alumni is predominately used for male "alums", but can be used generically for both genders.)  So Austin, if you are a woman my apologies, your post is spot on.  If you are not, then I am just being nit-picky because this is one of about three areas where my high school Latin has any value.
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Per Twitter, Nick Konawalik (Marketing lead) is leaving the AD to take a new position elsewhere. I can only assume this is what Nugget was referring to.
This is it.  Not huge news, but there is so much untapped opportunity in that position that it really matters who fills the job.  I have always felt like we should look at Minor League Baseball teams for this position.  Nobody works harder to put fans in the stands than these people, and our budget would probably dwarf theirs.


Id love to look at minor league teams, but as others have said - as long as the person named Judy dictates how they can market teams and investment money it really isn't going to matter who we hire.  This position should not be handcuffed by administration with how they execute to get people in the door for our two primary revenue generating sports - everything else is secondary.
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49ers Basketball Forum / Re: 2017-18 pre season hoops thread
« Last post by moss2k on Today at 02:34:34 pm »
Time for a gigantic push for Thamba.
Not ghana happen in my opinion with the teams already after him.
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