CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNCC head football coach Brad Lambert stood next to a table of white shinny helmets Wednesday, each with a 49ers logo, a two-tone hand holding a pick.
"Everyone here is real excited and ready," said Lambert, who will be the first ever head coach. "We have our helmet and we're ready."
Lambert spoke from a courtyard on campus that overlooks the unfinished stadium where his team will play games starting in 2013.
The team colors are green, white and gold, and the exact color scheme for home and away games has not been announced. The color of the first helmet to head in to an official game will be the ones unveiled Wednesday.
"This is the helmet we'll be playing in come the opening game," said Lambert.
The helmets are one of the final steps for the team.
"We are only 402 days away and we've got the stadium and a lot of players ready to go," said Lambert.