Aug. 20, 2008
Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina University Athletic Department today announced an exciting new aspect to Catamount Football this season - the "Armchair Coaching Series," sponsored by Wal-Mart. This new feature will allow local fans the opportunity to put their creative football knowledge to use by creating their own play, with the chosen scheme to be used by the WCU coaches in a game.
That's right; the WCU coaches will actually select an offensive or defensive play submitted by fans for each home game this season.
Anyone interested in designing their own play can print off the play sheet, or cut it out of the newspaper where it is featured. Then, make your decisions on what you think the players should do. Simply draw it on the play sheet, and once you're happy with what you have designed, you're ready to submit your entry.
There are several ways for submission of the play: drop it off at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located off of Highway 107 in Sylva; scan it into your computer and E-mail it to WCU Director of Promotions, James Cramer, at firstname.lastname@example.org as a .jpeg or .pdf file; fax it to the Athletic Department - subject line "Armchair QB" - at (828) 227-7688; or mail it to the Armchair Coaching Series, WCU Athletic Department, Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC 28723.
The deadline to submit your plays is by 10:00 pm the Wednesday prior to the corresponding Saturday home game - or Monday for a Thursday game. Any entries received after that time will not be eligible for that week's game, but will be eligible for the following home game.
One offensive or one defensive play will be chosen before each home game by the Western Carolina coaching staff. If the coaching staff chooses the play you have designed, not only will you get to see your imagination come to life on Bob Waters Field in E.J. Whitmire Stadium, but you'll be rewarded for your creativity and effort as well.
For every result of the play, there is a corresponding prize to be awarded to you. They are as follows:
0-3 yard gain = Western Carolina logoed t-shirt
4-10 yard gain = $25 gift card to Wal-Mart
11-19 yard gain = $100 gift card to Wal-Mart
20+ yard gain = 10 megapixel camera or gift card
Touchdown = 32" flat screen television or shopping spree
Less than 15 yard gain = Western Carolina logoed hat
0-3 yard gain = $25 gift card to Wal-Mart
Tackle for Loss = $100 gift card to Wal-Mart
Interception/Turnover = store selected home theater system or gift card
Defensive TD/Safety = $1,000 shopping spree
The Catamount coaching staff has the choice to call your play in either half of the game. We will announce in the fourth quarter over the public address system whose play was called and how it faired. You must be present during the time of the announcement in the fourth quarter to be considered a winner of the prize.
If you're ready to go ahead and begin designing your plays, click here to open up the play sheet. We look forward to receiving many entries throughout the season for the Armchair Coaching Series, sponsored by Wal-Mart.
Western Carolina opens the 2008 season on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 pm as it hosts the Shorter College Hawks at Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field.