So Rivals/Yahoo! put out a very good article about the up and coming Georgia State football program
. Old Tech connections include the head coach, Bill Curry, who coached the Jackets from 1980-1986 and kinda abandoned us for Bammer in 1987. Also, the offensive coordinator is none other than the man who put Tashard Choice
in the shotgun formation - John Bond
. Bond probably deserved more of a fair shake but there was really no place for him at Tech with the new offensive philosophy.
Personally, I'm excited to see GA State bring in a football team. I've always contested that there aren't enough I-A schools in the state for all of the I-A talent. Hence, Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee/South Carolina/etc. are fielding talented Georgia High Schoolers. Keeping the talent in state would be nice from a GA-homer's perspective. Do I see the GA State crowd getting ramped up and into I-A by the time Bill Curry retires? Nope. If GA Southern
and its ravenous fan base couldn't get into I-A yet, I don't see a school of loosely affiliated transients
getting solidly behind the fball program.Other news*
Congressmen Steve Cohen
(D-Tennessee) was quoted hatin' on Paul Hewitt and Thaddeus Young
stating Young's stay at Tech was a mockery of the NCAA/NBA 1-year rule
. I tend to agree. Although Hewitt makes a great counterpoint saying that people leave Tech early due to their super computer skills (e.g. Chris Klaus
Matt Kuchar and David Duval are kickin' ass at U.S. Open sectional rounds
. My recent foray into golf has made the famous Tech golf alum into points of conversation on the golf course. Here's an example of statement someone might make to me, "Man, [blah blah golfer] is doing great today in [crazy Irish-named] Open." My response, "Yeah, Stewart Cink's doing great, too." This is followed by head nodding, hand shakes, and other white-collar affirmations.Any comments, condemnations, or general insight about GA State or Tech athletics would be appreciated.