Four Coaching Candidates for the Charlotte 49ers Football Team

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIAugust 10, 2010

Four Coaching Candidates for the Charlotte 49ers Football Team

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    In 2013 the Charlotte 49ers will have their own football team, with their own stadium.

    But they still need to fill the head coaching position. I have listed four possibilities that could lead a school that doesn't even play until 2013 (three years from now).

4. Michael Barrow

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    Michael Barrow is a defensive assistant coach for the Miami Hurricanes. He also played linebacker for the Hurricanes and he played in the NFL as well. Barrow was promoted last season from linebacker coach to defensive assistant coach.

    It probably wouldn't make much sense to leave the Miami Hurricanes for a program that's doesn't even play until 2013.

    But, if you are Barrow and you really want to be a head coach, you shouldn't pass on the job.

3. Mike Minter

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    Mike Minter is a former defensive back for the Carolina Panthers and is the head of football operations at First Assembly Christian School in Concord, North Carolina.

    He has never coached before, but he is the only one who has publicly stated that he is interested in the job.

2. Tyrone Willingham

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    Willingham is a decent football coach. He was terrible at Washington but he wasn't that bad at Notre Dame (if you compare him with Charlie Weis).

    Let's not forget about what he did at Stanford. His Stanford team even made it to the Rose Bowl.

    Willingham isn't going to take Charlotte to a bowl game right away; but Charlotte isn't going to be good off the bat no matter who's coaching them.

    Willingham has experience and Charlotte will need a head coach with experience if they want to succeed in the future.

1. Marvin Sanders

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    Marvin Sanders is the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He will been entering his third season with the team.

    If you watch the Tar Heels play then you will see how well coached they are on defense. 

    Sanders' defensive expertise and toughness can take the 49ers a long way.