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Brad Lambert shakes up Charlotte 49ers’ coaching staff after football team’s 0-4 start

Charlotte 49ers coach Brad Lambert shook up his offensive staff Monday, after his team went 0-4 in Saturday’s shutout home loss to Georgia State.
Charlotte 49ers coach Brad Lambert shook up his offensive staff Monday, after his team went 0-4 in Saturday’s shutout home loss to Georgia State. WWW.MICZEKPHOTO.COM

Charlotte 49ers football coach Brad Lambert shook up his offensive coaching staff Monday, following Saturday’s 28-0 home loss to Georgia State.

Offensive line coach Greg Adkins will take over as offensive coordinator, with overall play-calling authority. Adkins previously coordinated the 49ers’ running game. Jeff Mullen, who has been offensive coordinator the past seven seasons, is now quarterbacks coach.

The 49ers’ offensive struggles have been a major factor in the 0-4 record. Charlotte scored seven points in each of two blowout losses to Eastern Michigan and Kansas State. The 49ers scored 31 points in a four-point loss to N.C. A&T before being shut out Saturday.

Lambert said Saturday he would take a hard look at the team’s offense, particularly advocating a more creative running game.

“We need a change offensively,” Lambert said in a prepared statement. “Coach Adkins has a lot of experience from an offensive standpoint and has coached at just about every level, including the NFL.”

Adkins was with the Buffalo Bills during the 2013-14 season. He has also coached at Power 5 conference schools Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Syracuse.

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