Star Jackson expected to play for Georgia State

Georgia State quarterback Star Jackson is expected to make his debut this Saturday against Jacksonville State, according to offensive coordinator John Bond.


Jackson has shown enough “good film” in practice to merit playing time, Bond said after Tuesday’s practice. Jackson, who transferred to Georgia State from Alabama over the summer, has been taking snaps in practice behind starter Drew Little, along with backup Kelton Hill.

“I do see Star getting in,” he said. “He’s earning that.”

Coach Bill Curry said on his radio show Monday that Little will remain the starter on the principle that he won’t unseat a starting quarterback based on one poor performance. Little was 5-for-12 for 33 yards with three interceptions against Lambuth last Saturday.

Jackson stayed on the bench in the Panthers’ first two games. He was suspended for the first half of the Shorter for being late to a team bus.

“The more good film he continues to show in practice, I think he’s working his way into a role of playing,” Bond said of Jackson. “I think he’s earning that.”

Bond also praised the play of Hill for leading two touchdown drives in the second half of the 23-14 loss.

The Panthers will need to generate more offense they did against Lambuth (five first downs, 29 rushing yards from the running backs). Jacksonville State is ranked No. 4 in FCS and is 2-0 with a defeat of Ole Miss in its opener.

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JSU Gamecock

September 14th, 2010
12:36 pm

First??????….but who really cares, right?…Jax State will roll easily in this one. Glad GA State has a team and look forward to following their progress.

Prediction: JSU 56 – Ga State 7


September 14th, 2010
12:49 pm

Hopefully Jax State will stay on the schedule and this can one day grow into a good rivalry. The schools are less than two hours apart and Jax State has a lot of Georgia players on its team. I’m sure Jax State will bring some fans to the Dome this weekend. Looking forward to a clean, hard fought game by both teams. This is the best measuring stick to see exactly where the program is at in its first season after its third game.


September 14th, 2010
1:13 pm

Kelton Hill had a solid performance this weekend, I’d like to see more of him on the field.

Jim Ivie

September 14th, 2010
1:19 pm


JSU Gamecock

September 14th, 2010
1:26 pm

Jim…trust me…Jax State had their guards down last weekend against UT-Chattanooga and won 21-17, in the 4th qtr. I doubt their guards will be down this week, but good advice nonetheless. Directions is correct that this could eventually become a good rivalry.


September 14th, 2010
1:41 pm

JSU Gamecock: Beating Chattanooga by four in the fourth quarter was big. I know you all were coming off that win at Ole Miss, but Chattanooga loss by one point (42-41) to Appalachian State in Chattanooga the week before. I think the Mocs will have a good team.

The last time your quarterback Marcus Ivory played in the Dome, he came off the bench from an injury to lead Northside High to a come-from-behind win over a strong Tucker team in the Class AAAA semifinals. That might have been one of the best performances of the year. GSU will have its hands full against an athletic, well-coached team that has got to be playing with a lot of confidence after the first two weeks of the season.

Ken Sugiura

September 14th, 2010
1:53 pm

what’s going on here – respect for opposing fans and compliments for their teams? am i on the wrong blog? (ha ha)
m – Kelton Hill will almost assuredly play. i imagine the only thing that would keep him off would be Drew Little playing so well that Curry has to keep him out there.


September 14th, 2010
2:02 pm

I really hope GSU shows they can learn and grow from a loss like Lambuth and correct the mistakes. That will be the biggest indicator to the rest of the season, in my opinion. I’m looking forward to this one!

Jerk Russell

September 14th, 2010
2:14 pm

It’s pretty obvious that “JSU Gamecock” is really another pitiful Georgia Southern fan that’s still coping with being the “other” GSU. The Panthers from the Real GSU are in for a battle on Saturday, but the Panthers win this one, after a humbling defeat to Lambuth (the Real Eagles).


"Da Real" Damon Evans

September 14th, 2010
3:08 pm

Whoa kevin federline’s ex had a sex change? :) WHoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa nelllllllllllllllie :)


September 14th, 2010
4:02 pm


September 14th, 2010
4:03 pm



September 14th, 2010
4:10 pm

Star is the man! Put him in Coach! It’s about time! Go State!


September 14th, 2010
4:24 pm

I’m not holding out for a big win on this one or anything, but i would like to see a bit more control over the last game from State.

Being that Lambuth was the first loss, it’s the first time the the team has had a chance to really examine its downfalls and shortcomings, and so the next game should hopefully be a lot more telling as to the progression of the team.

JSU Gamecock

September 14th, 2010
4:48 pm

Jerk…In 1992 Georgia Southern beat the Gamecocks 10-0 and scored all 10 points with less that 3 minutes left in the game. It was close. JSU went on to win the DII National Championship, and Ga. Southern was really good too. It was our only loss that year, and I’ve held a grudge since. I’m for changing their acronym to USG and just calling them Southern Georgia. GA State can be the real GSU as far as I’m concerned.

By the way…the JSU marching band is one of the best in the country, hands down. Ken…you should do a story on them.

Wat Wat Wat

September 14th, 2010
5:00 pm

going to this weekends game, hope Starr gets some time.

G S U !

Jerk Russell

September 14th, 2010
5:08 pm

JSU Gamecock just got on my good side.

Bring the Pain, Panthers!!


September 14th, 2010
5:13 pm

georgia southern has no following outside of one county. Maybe 1 in 100 state residents have even heard of them. No one out of this state. GSU, ( GA STATE) will never lower themselves to play them. We have much loftier goals.

Jerk Russell

September 14th, 2010
5:50 pm

This year we play Alabama. Next year, we need to play Ohio State. I don’t care if we get our asses kicked as long as we’re on ABC during primetime!!!


September 14th, 2010
7:20 pm

GSU best chance to win will be Savannah State.


September 14th, 2010
7:45 pm

I’m thinking that if we can hang with JSU for at least three quarters–(”hang with” = score > 3 TD)–I will be happy. I absolutely want to win this game, and perhaps if we hit on all cylinders and they overlook us we might pull it out. On second thought, I doubt that scenario will unfold. The hope here is that we represent ourselves well. And, yes, this would be a great rivalry to encourage.


September 14th, 2010
9:03 pm

It’s about time Star will be getting some plays!!!!!

Erk Russell

September 14th, 2010
9:34 pm

Star Jackson? Wasn’t she the girl that got kicked off “the view” because she and Barbara Walters couldn’t get along?

If that is the case, I agree that she should get some PT at 5′9″ 340 she can open up some holes and is a definite improvement over that guy that was completing passes to the Lamuth DBs

I hear Ga State fans talking about there 3 and 4 star FBS transfers all off season. Sounds like they need to take some NAIA transfers LOL!

I guess Bill Curry still can’t coach! LOL

Erk Russell

September 14th, 2010
9:42 pm


6 national champs and 8 title game appearances in 15 years. Greatest run in FCS and FBS history.

Right now Ga State has the third best team in the midtown/Decatur area.

1) Ga Tech
2) Agnes Scott ladies Rugby team
3) Ga State

Big Pumpkin

September 14th, 2010
9:59 pm

Is that the actress?

Erk Russell

September 14th, 2010
10:08 pm

Yes, Star Jackson is Ga State’s backup QB and she used to be on the View. I agree with the Ga State fans that she can really help. She’s on the left in the second and third pics. See, I knew I had heard of Star Jackson before.


September 14th, 2010
10:22 pm

You guys are retarded. Clearly they don’t teach you how to read at Southern. Can’t tell the difference between Jones and Jackson

Midtown Joe

September 14th, 2010
11:00 pm

Erk Russell: Make that the fourth best team. Grady High is pretty darn good. Heard that Lambuth earned enough money on their trip to the Dome that they can stay open another week.
Bill Curry is now 22 games under .500, and he is going to take GSU where? LMAO!


September 15th, 2010
7:36 am

Erk’s a jerk. G Southern best days are in the past but they still want everyone to think they have a future. The past is nice but the here and now only thing that counts.


September 15th, 2010
7:49 am



September 15th, 2010
8:41 am

In all fun,
Star Jackson (the view) could single-handedly beat the USG team.

Kennesaw State should start a rivalry with USG… I mean two county specific schools playing each other in-state… Like a north vs south thing… Would be cool. Cause neither of them are going to be rivals with GSU.

In all seriousness,
JSU, love the intelligent comments and looking forward to saturday to see a great game between our teams. Hope this spawns into something of a rivalry.



September 15th, 2010
10:46 am

I think once Kennesaw State gets their program started they’ll probably be better than GSU and USG combined. Just due to the fact of the nicer, and safer campus as well as a better recruitment area.

JSU Gamecock

September 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

PanthersCJ…yeah man, should be fun to see this develop over the years with not only the football teams, but the recruiting and the marching bands as well.

Funny how Ticketmaster, who completely sucks BTW, wants to charge me $66 for a ticket when I can call the GSU Athletic Offices at get them for $22. What a freakin racket…


September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

KSU is a safer campus lol… That campus is like 30 acres. You could put Paul Blart out there by himself no problem. It is safer than downtown at State where across the street from one of their buildings is a McDonald’s where homeless people piss on the wall.
me: “I would like yall to get rid of the homeless people outside defecating…. and a McDouble.

I’ll take a real campus at the real GSU, Georgia Southern, that has real football.

GSU Panther Pride

September 15th, 2010
10:11 pm

Clint, where would you have us put them, you know .. “get rid of the homeless people?” I give them a few $$ every day, if we have them come up for a weekend on a bus you would do the same right?

GSU Mens BB Fan

September 16th, 2010
3:57 pm

GSU Panther Pride,

We could send them all down to USG, so they could bathe in that ditch…err..creek behind Paulson Stadium….it might clean it up a little.

The Real GSU Eagles

September 18th, 2010
10:47 pm

What it the holy heck is USG? Your stupidity makes me chuckle.