A few notes of note from the Bill Curry press conference.
1) Curry is dialing back practice this week because he said players didn’t have their legs under them against South Alabama. He said he noticed in the second quarter that players weren’t making plays they normally make, which he attributed to fatigue. GSU has gone nine weeks without a bye, plus they go pretty hard in practice. They were in shoulder pads and shorts rather than full pads.
2) Players still aren’t giving full effort for the whole game. Curry said his team has been able to get away with it against lesser teams, but have paid the price against Old Dominion and South Alabama. Curry said it has to start on the practice field, with coaches demanding better effort there. “When the discipline that’s been imposed by the coaching staff becomes incorporated into the hearts and minds of the players on the field, then that’s a really exciting time,” he said.
3) Curry said there are possibilities for playing an FBS team in 2011, but “there’s nothing firm we can talk about at this time.”
4) He gave high praise to Danny Williams, who was at the press conference. He said he can play in the NFL “if he keeps working the way he works.” (I will have a Q&A with Williams Wednesday.)
5) Curry said he was shocked at how fast teams GSU has played are, notably Old Dominion and South Alabama. He thought his team would have more of a speed advantage than it does.