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Coastal Carolina football begins practice with new coach, quarterback battle

Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell reacts to a play during practice Friday evening at Brooks Stadium in Conway.
Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell reacts to a play during practice Friday evening at Brooks Stadium in Conway. jbell@thesunnews.com

Coastal Carolina began fall practices for the 2019 football season on Friday night at Brooks Stadium.

The Chanticleers will be playing their third season in the Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, and are under the direction of Jamey Chadwell, who succeeded Joe Moglia as head coach in January.

The Chants will have 25 practices leading up to the first game of the season against Eastern Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Brooks Stadium.

Coastal enters fall camp with a starting quarterback battle between sophomores Bryce Carpenter and Fred Payton.

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Alan Blondin covers golf, Coastal Carolina athletics and numerous other sports-related topics that warrant coverage. Well-versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the Northeastern University journalism school valedictorian has been a sports reporter at The Sun News since 1993, earning eight top-10 Associated Press Sports Editors national writing awards and 18 top-three S.C. Press Association writing awards since 2007.
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