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Coastal Carolina Football: 2022 Chanticleers Season Preview and Prediction

Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football

Grayson McCall and the Chanticleers are ranked No. 49 in Athlon Sports' Top 131 for the 2022 college football season

Coastal Carolina is 22-3 over the last two years, but coach Jamey Chadwell has several key roster concerns to address going into the 2022 college football season. Dynamic quarterback Grayson McCall is one of just six returning starters, as both sides of the ball were hit hard by departures. With McCall returning and talent and potential in the mix at running back and receiver, the Chanticleers shouldn't have much trouble scoring points. However, how fast the defense reloads could determine whether or not this team wins the loaded Sun Belt East Division this fall.

Related: Athlon Sports' College Football Top 25 for 2022

Previewing Coastal Carolina's Offense for 2022

Much of the story for Coastal Carolina in 2022 will be what the team lost. But the return of two-time reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Grayson McCall at quarterback keeps CCU relevant on a national level. McCall set an FBS record for passing efficiency at 207.65. For his career, McCall has completed 71 percent of his passes for 5,386 yards and 54 touchdowns with just six interceptions.

The coaching staff behind head coach Jamey Chadwell's spread option offense is still intact, but there will be a number of new pieces to incorporate.

The Chanticleers have a couple of dangerous running backs in sophomore Braydon Bennett and senior Reese White. Bennett has big-play ability and averaged 8.6 yards per carry while gaining 636 yards on the ground with seven rushing touchdowns. The speedy and shifty White has rushed for 1,160 yards and has 18 TDs in his career.