Friday, April 9, 2010

Firsts continue for GSU football program

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 5:18 PM

It's been nearly two years since former Georgia State University President Carl Patton announced plans to start a football program.

Since then, the Panthers have hired their first head football coach--Bill Curry--and announced their first full season football schedule.

Less than a year ago, the Panthers signed their first recruit. But tomorrow marks the most significant of firsts for the Georgia State football program thus far: spring scrimmage.

That's right. Tomorrow will serve as the first opportunity for GSU students and alumni to check out what they've been waiting to see for two years forever.

Coaches and players will provide a glimpse into what the first Georgia State football season will look like in terms of personnel and athleticism as they play an inter-squad scrimmage that should settle numerous position battles and basically get people excited about another major college football team in Atlanta besides that engineering school Georgia Tech.

So the Georgia Dome might not be the best place for an upstart football team to play its home games as the sound of chirping crickets and rolling tumbleweed will likely drown out the thousand or so fans in attendance.

And perhaps having to play the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide on the road  in your inaugural season finale doesn't sound like a great opportunity to end the 2010 season on a winning note.

But you know what? Who cares.

Georgia State has a football team and that's pretty freakin' cool--regardless of their lack of initial successeof).

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