BUIES CREEK, N.C. – First year Camel head football coach Mike Minter spoke in front of Campbell's incoming class at New Student Convocation Sunday afternoon inside the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, encouraging CU '17 to "tackle your dreams."
"It's one thing to have a dream, but another thing to have a dream with action," Minter told the group of more than 1,000 new CU students, including 877 freshman, plus hundreds of parents, family and friends. "Tackle is an action word. You have to have action and apply it to your dreams."
"A dream without action is hope...you must tackle your dreams," he also offered.
New Campbell students were given medallions to mark the beginning of their CU experience and to welcome them to the university. It was the 10th anniversary of the tradition.
Minter used the word "tackle" as an acronym, standing for, Tenacity, Attitude, Commitment and Courage, Knowledge, Leadership and Experience, as the path to tackling your dreams.
Minter also challenged each student to come to every Campbell home game and be a part of his programs' new start.
In closing, Minter said, "It's going to be a journey, it's going to be a great journey. It's going to be one that you'll never forget."
The CU class of 2017 also heard from University President Dr. Jerry Wallace, SGA President Peter Newby and North Carolina House Representative David Lewis ('94), among others, before receiving their medallions.
The 2013 Campbell football season will begin on Aug. 31 on the road at Charlotte. The team's six-game home schedule will start with UVa.-Wise on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium.