Head coach’s expectations for Catamount Football this season: Bigger, stronger, better

Kerwin Bell, head coach of WCU football, began his “Catamount Football Weekly” by saying the team has been working hard during the offseason and we should expect big things to come from the Cats this year. Our team should be bigger, more powerful, and skillfully better with an attitude to win. 

Bell sat down with Daniel Hooker, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations, to discuss the upcoming football season at Innovation Cullowhee. 

Bell said football camp and the offseason were massively successful in that they allowed offense and defense to set the expectations and develop experience. 

With the Catamounts on the road for the first two games, Bell stressed how important it is to have a balanced football team. “We’re definitely a more balanced football team coming out of this camp than I thought we were last year, so we made some improvements in those areas. I think we’re better in all different phases of the game,” Bell told Hooker. 

Bell also said the team has depth this year, so players can get some rest between snaps, hopefully helping prevent injuries. 

Out of the 120 players on the team, sixty are new players & students. A young team, but the expectations are that players are prepared and they will be able to play up to the Division I level. 

Bell stated that the starting quarterback would be Carlos Davis, who has shown extreme skill and agility through both summer sessions. 

 Listed below is the 2022 Catamount Football Schedule. 

At Charleston Southern  Sept. 3 
At Georgia Tech   Sept 10. 
Home vs. Presbyterian  Sept. 17 
At Samford  Sept. 24 
Home vs. VMI (family weekend)  Oct. 1 
At Mercer  Oct. 8 
At Furman  Oct. 15 
Home vs. the Citadel  Oct. 22 
BYE WEEK  Oct. 29 
Home vs. Wofford (homecoming)  Nov. 5 
At ETSU  Nov. 12 
Home vs. Chattanooga (senior day)  Nov. 19