1) I think we saw how far Georgia State has to go. The Panthers got handled by a team that is probably better than we all think, and even then is nowhere near the level of competition GSU will see in coming weeks. There are challenges that coach Bill Curry faces in his running game, passing game and on the defensive line.
2) It’s hard to say how much of a barometer the game was, but attendance could be a real battle all season. The crowd was announced at about 12,000, but it didn’t look like that to me. The lower bowl seats 28,000 and it looked like it was a quarter full. Athletic director Cheryl Levick said she was “disappointed” in the student section turnout, which was maybe half full – which would be about 3,700 – and I think I’m being generous.
3) How about the state of Georgia taking it in the shorts today? Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia State all fall in winnable games and Georgia Southern is losing at Navy. Hopefully we had a winner on the intramural fields at Emory today.