Expert Q&A 2020 Charlotte Football

Charlotte football had a middle of the road season last year. A 7-6 finish and a 4th place finish in the C-USA East region was OK, but nothing special. Can the 49ers finally take a step towards the top next season? Or will they regress? Charlotte expert David Scott will help us crack the 49ers code for 2020.

David Scott is a writer at the Charlotte Observer who specializes in football, basketball, and baseball discussion for Charlotte and Davidson.

Overall, how do you believe the offense will compare to the 2019 season?

The system won’t change much, if at all, even though there’s a new coordinator in place in Mark Carney. QB Chris Reynolds, who accounted for 258 yards per game in total offense, is back and is a dual threat. The biggest question will be replacing all-conference RB Benny LeMay and OT Cameron Clark.

What do you expect from the QB position in 2020?

Reynolds should only get better in his junior season. He was in the top 5 in CUSA in passing efficiency, yards per completion, yards per attempt and completion percentage (62.2). He also ran for 791 yards and scored six TDs.

How do you see the workload at RB being distributed?

Grad transfer Tre Harbison rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his final two seasons at Northern Illinois. He and Aaron McAllister (backup to LeMay the last two seasons) will get the majority of the carries. Redshirt freshman Walter Wilbon III probably will get some chances after sitting out all of this past season with an injury.

How does the offensive line compare to the 2019 group?

The line loses three starters, so that will be a challenge. Center Jaelin Fisher and tackle D’Mitri Emmanuel are solid, however. JC transfer Ashton Gist should step in either at center (with Fisher potentially moving to guard) or guard.

What do you think the distribution will be to the WR/TE’s?

Charlotte doesn’t really use TEs much as receivers. But this is where Charlotte might be the most deep: WRs Victor Tucker, Cam Dollar and Tyler Ringwood all had excellent seasons in ’19 and return.

For our dynasty owners, who are some young players that stand out as future breakout performers?

Coach Will Healy likes freshman WR Braylin Johnson and freshman RB Chavon McEachern.

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