What’d Curry say at his press conference?

Here’s a partial transcript of what Georgia State coach Bill Curry said on Tuesday at his press conference:

On Jacksonville State’s head coach…

“Jack Crowe is a good friend and has done a fantastic job wherever he has been, as an offensive coordinator at the really big schools, as the head coach at a big school for a brief time, and the last twelve years at Jacksonville State. There is something in our business about a veteran mind. He thinks of things that other people do not. He’s creative. Most of us are not as creative as Jack. By that, I mean he makes us defend a variety of unusual things in virtually every facet of the game. You have to think and practice different things. It is all designed in a clever way.”

On playing Jacksonville State…

“I counted 22 players on their roster from the state of Georgia, there might be more than that. What that means is there will be a lot of emotion with playing us because we’re a school that’s in-state. That’s just something that guys talk about playing against their former high school teammates or opponents. They are very talented in the skill positions. They’ve got a stout veteran defense. Their offensive line has some young players. They’ll be maturing every week and that’s been part of the issues that they’ve been dealing with. I’m sure they will improve each week. They are very efficient in the red zone, one of the only teams in America to have scored every time they get inside the 20. They will be a formidable opponent in their stadium.”

On his team’s preparation…

“Our team right now is very disappointed, and we have practiced hard to correct the things that need to be corrected. We don’t always understand why we aren’t ourselves when it comes time to play, but that’s just the human factor. All we get is the resolve to get it fixed and to get it fixed now. The only answer to how we feel right now is to have great preparation all week and go get a win on the road in a tough place to play. We’ve practiced hard to redeem ourselves. I believe we are preparing in a manner that will allow us to play our very best. If we play our best we have a chance to win this game and that’s exactly what we intend to do.”

On special teams…

“We just have to practice over and over until we have it right. It will help us that Bo Schlechter will be able to punt this week. Now that we’ve shown flaws, people will be trying to exploit that all of the time. The definition of a football coach is a person who takes a problem on the field and makes it disappear. If you can’t do that against good competition, then you’re going to get killed. We had some young players who were not prepared and when that happens, you don’t play full speed. We’re getting some more veteran people on the field in those key spots.”

On his team’s attitude…

“The thing that disappointed me the most in the game last week was that we didn’t show our number one attribute, which is that we love football. We love to play. We didn’t get out there with reckless abandon and get after folks. When we play like that, we’re hard to beat. When we don’t we limit our opportunities. So we have to get back to playing like we are supposed to play. If that means getting off the bus in Jacksonville, Alabama, then that’s what we’re going to do. No matter where you have to conduct your business trip, you go there and do it well.”

Redshirt Senior Joseph Gilbert

Do you think the running game has improved this year from last year?

I feel like the running game has improved tremendously from last year. If you look at how many times we ran the ball against Old Dominion last year versus how many times we ran this year, that speaks for itself. I don’t think we handed the ball off once in the second half last year. This year, we tried to grind it out. That speaks a lot to our running game.

On the graduate school rule

I think it’s a wonderful rule. At the end of my time at Georgia Tech I talked to the people at the admissions office about the master’s program and when they told me that applying wasn’t an option, you’re faced with very little choices with what you want to do. In my opinion, college and college football is about getting things that will help you later on in life. I earned the management degree and I wanted a master’s degree. I didn’t want to waste time getting a degree for me that I’m not going to use. I think the rule is awesome because many athletes feel like they are attached to a university and feel like they don’t have an option once they graduate. The graduate rule allows you to continue your academic journey and continue learning. It prepares you better for the outside world as opposed to majoring in football in college and that being your sole purpose.

On who he likes to see run the ball on offense

Out of our running backs, there’s not a bad choice. I love seeing Parris back there, I’ve met Donald now and I love seeing him run the ball, and Travis is doing a great job. As soon as we get Rosevelt back there I’d love to see him get some carries. There’s not a bad choice in our backfield.

On how the offensive line will overcome the loss of center Ben Jacoby against Jacksonville State

Ben is our vocal leader on the offensive line. He makes all the calls pre-snap and he’s the one who makes sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to do. It will be a struggle replacing him, but it won’t be just one person taking the job. We’re all trying to come together and fill that void that’s there now. We’re going to miss him. You can’t just replace Ben Jacoby. He’s been here since before I arrived here. When I first came here, it was always clear who the leader on the offensive line was. It’s going to be a unique experience playing without him, we’ll miss him.

On who will make the calls on the offensive line at Jacksonville State

Michael Davis will make the calls. He’ll be anchoring our offensive line. He did a real good job during the third quarter when Ben left the Old Dominion game. He did a great job stepping up. It is incredibly hard coming off the sidelines when you’re cold, you haven’t done anything all game and all of a sudden you have to come in and run things. He did a great job. You can really see him building off of that. I really saw that yesterday in practice and today in practice. He’s getting more comfortable calling the huddle, making the line calls and coordinating the offense.

82 comments Add your comment

KeepOnRollin

September 14th, 2011
8:11 am

Glad to see Bill Curry is browsing JSU’s roster for GA players instead of teaching John Bond how to run an offense.

Concrete Panthers

September 14th, 2011
8:38 am

This is a team we should play every year, since they’re so close by. Last year’s matchup was the most exciting and evenly matched of the season! Any chance Jax State comes with us to the Big East?

PantherMan

September 14th, 2011
9:37 am

If I’m not mistaken Curry repeatedly said out offense was going to “pick up the pace” this year. I saw ODU run the no huddle and dominate us with it, however I have not really seen anything notibly different on our end….what gives?

GSU Fan

September 14th, 2011
9:46 am

Slow down on the Big East talk Concrete Panthers, both for us and JSU. We have alot of ducks to get in a row before anything can happen like that and it likely will not be the BE. JSU will always have the issue of lack of attractive market area when it comes to talks about FBS football. I could see them in the Sun Belt one day but probably nothing more.

StephenGSU

September 14th, 2011
9:57 am

JAX State in the Sun Belt makes sense, seems like they’d be a good fit. With their stadium expansion and recent success, the only negative I can see is their location.

Panther08

September 14th, 2011
10:17 am

KeepOnRollin I totally agree. Coach Bond’s playcalling appears to be a weakness for the offense.

sly

September 14th, 2011
10:26 am

offense get 76 can’t run replace him 72 get the last year back in the game.coach Bond

RoguePanther

September 14th, 2011
11:20 am

Offense, Defence, or Special Teams all must increase in their SPEED both body and brain.
You don’t get time to think and your body don’t reflex fast enough to get us WIN no matter who you play against, with, or for. Speed up, then you can think & move.

Slow you will lose unless they make lots of mistakes.
Expect you to be faster this time and evert game from now on.

larry

September 14th, 2011
11:24 am

coach Bond, please get back last year starter number 72. We saw what he did when he got into the game 4 the few minutes left. We want him because he his faster and very good. Coach pleeaasee get back 72.

GA Panther

September 14th, 2011
12:44 pm

“We’re getting some more veteran people on the field in those key spots.”

How about getting a veteran QB to start the game at that “key spot” on the field?

GSU Fan

September 14th, 2011
1:29 pm

The offensive line needs help, number 72 should be in the game more. Why is number 72 not starting?

PantherFan

September 14th, 2011
1:36 pm

Curry said a lot in the spring about “a faster pace” on offense. Were you talking about the opposing team, or are we going to see that sometime?

confused

September 14th, 2011
2:51 pm

Ok, this has really messed me up. Coach said all hands on deck last week. What happened. Poor Bo was stuggling by midway through 1st quarter! Why no Little or some other kind of change up.(wildcat). I kept looking for Little series after series. My trust in the staff was at an all time high before this game. Now I have lost the trust. Old Dominion kept us in the game for a while. They really didn’t play well! Little was put in down 16 in the 4th. Throwing every down vs man coverage. Come on Bond! Now this week your doing it all over again. Someone give me a logical explanation on what is happening. Please!!!

StephenGSU

September 14th, 2011
2:51 pm

Not even number 72 could save Bo from throwing INTs

panther 10

September 14th, 2011
3:04 pm

Bond, where is Danny Williams and sidney Haynes in the gameplan? Get the qb in the game that can distibute the ball to proven players and can audible your weak calls into winners!!!!!!!

Ga State Panther

September 14th, 2011
3:11 pm

@ confused, I was thinking the same thing! It was a miracle when we were 13 to 10 instead of 20 to 3! Why no change right then? Give our players a chance to win. That was disgusting. I was planning on a road trip this weekend but I just don’t know.

State 2011

September 14th, 2011
3:23 pm

@ panther 10. Your right! Williams is a pre season all american and has been no factor! Bo is doing the best he can but I don’t think he has the confidence to audible! Let’s go coaches, lets get this thing right before it gets ugly fast!

hard headed

September 14th, 2011
3:32 pm

even spurrier is smart enough to see garcia gives them the best chance to win. do you guy’s want to lose.

No More

September 14th, 2011
3:40 pm

Thanks Georgia State- you’ve managed to lose a season tecket holder after the performance at the last game. I’ll be happy to support a losing team as long as they work hard, are coached well and show signs of progression. I haven’t seen this and will be watching the rest of the available games on TV/online.

gsufan

September 14th, 2011
5:12 pm

hey coach Bond,lineup,68,72 that’s it dude.

72?

September 14th, 2011
5:26 pm

calm down buddy! we got your message 5 times. Now who is 72? @ no more. What pushed you over the edge?

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gs4u

September 14th, 2011
7:16 pm

gs4u

September 14th, 2011
7:18 pm

gs4u

September 14th, 2011
7:18 pm

No clue why my posts are not going thru

gs4u

September 14th, 2011
7:18 pm

@ no more hopefully you are not serious

gs4u

September 14th, 2011
7:19 pm

None of us are happy about this but these kids need you

GStateBen

September 15th, 2011
8:17 am

72 is OT Harrison Clottey.

CBC is doing the same thing he did with Drew in 2010. One good game, one bad game. Let us see how the JSU game goes. For those who want to jump off the bandwagon, you likely were never on it. We have played 13 games. Total. In history.

Deep breaths. See you in Jacksonville!

GoPanthers!

September 15th, 2011
9:59 am

@no more … I had similar feelings about missing the JSU game after I heard Bo was named the starter. I then realized it is not fair to punish our student athletes for poor coaching decisions. We have to support our school and players despite our coaches and athletic administrations flaws.

No More

September 15th, 2011
10:15 am

I have no problem supporting our student-athletes, as far as I can tell, they are in no way to blame. However, paying for season tickets directly funds things that I do not agree with- the coaching staff being one of them. I will continue to be an avid Panthers fan and watch the games when available on TV/online but just can not support this coaching staff. Let me just say I’m not alone in cancelling my tickets- I have talked to others who have done the same.

GoPanthers!

September 15th, 2011
11:35 am

You are not supporting the Panthers by cancelling your season tickets. That is just silly.

Voice your concerns to the AD and President Becker.

STATEment

September 15th, 2011
12:11 pm

@ No More, you do know that if everyone starts canceling their season tickets for petty reasons we won’t have a football team to watch period? We are two games into year two of the program! Stop being an idiot and be thankful you have a team! What FANS around the country would ever cancel their season tickets a year and two games into a coaches new regime because they are unhappy with play calling!?!? Be realistic and relax for a second!

No More

September 15th, 2011
12:36 pm

I’m not calling for everyone who has season tickets to cancel them- never said I was. If they’re happy with the product that is being put on the field and the coaching that is in place, I think they should continue to do what they are doing. As for me (and some others), we don’t feel that way. I feel my money could be better spent elsewhere.

JCB 30338

September 15th, 2011
12:54 pm

We didn’t play well last week but what was most noticeable to me was the size difference on the line. OD was 30+ lbs. per man bigger vs. our OL. All of the QBs got hurried and most running plays started with the OL a step backwards. The OL played tough but that size difference did matter as the game prgoressed. That situation didn’t seem to allow a lot of room for error. I was surpsied we kept it as close as long as we did…there were soe excellent efforts on both sides of the bal. Hopefully, we can return to mistake-free football and keep oursevles in the game at JSU…I will be there!

STATEment

September 15th, 2011
2:16 pm

$78 is sooooo much money to throw away supporting your schools football program. I think we have a pretty impressive product on the field considering we are TWO games into year TWO!

No More

September 15th, 2011
2:40 pm

Well if it’s “sooooo much money”, I guess Georgia State won’t miss my contribution. Seems like we’re both better off.

STATEment

September 15th, 2011
3:16 pm

If that makes you feel better…

GSUWI94

September 15th, 2011
6:02 pm

No More, please be patient. Please, dont be a victim to the Now Generation. Everything has to be done right now. You want a championship season ASAP. You want a National championship for the 2013 season. Am I correct. Just stick in there the team needs your support. Be realistic and let the program work though it’s kinks.This second yr program needs your support. We appreciate it if the “bandwagon folk tranfer to another team. If I am permitted I will be a panther fan as long as I live. I am an Alumnus and very proud to have a football team. What I would have given to have had a program during my attendance.

Baltisraul.....

September 15th, 2011
6:14 pm

ODU is a middle of the pack CAA team this season. We need some improvement if we are to compete in the CAA. I know they have played one additional season more than GSU but the difference was very evident. And please, put some fans in the stands. That would help! I understand ODU has sold out every home game prior to the season (20,000). Now that is impressive!!!!!!!!!!!

gsu01

September 15th, 2011
6:25 pm

@No More – please don’t ever come either. I rather not have fans like you ever support. So seriously, get lost and don’t come back!!!!!

gsu01

September 15th, 2011
6:26 pm

@No More – please don’t ever come back either. I rather not have fans like you ever support us. So seriously, get lost and don’t come back!!!!!

Itsmeagain

September 15th, 2011
7:16 pm

Agree with gsu01. No more, of you’ve made this decision, well, go with it. If you were expecting an FBS national championship contender, well, I think you’re confused. You clearly aren’t supporting your school so go join your friends at UGA’s games.

GSU4Life

September 15th, 2011
10:41 pm

Why are posts not working Doug??

GSU4Life

September 15th, 2011
10:42 pm

Okay I’ll break it into three again……

GSU4Life

September 15th, 2011
10:43 pm

GSU4Life

September 15th, 2011
10:43 pm

GSU4Life

September 15th, 2011
10:44 pm

tryingtopostdamnit

September 15th, 2011
10:55 pm

Hey folks, there’s a 50/50 chance we lose Saturday’s game and an 90% chance we lose the following week. I’ll be at Jax State on Saturday and in Houston next Saturday because I like those odds. Why, because sure bets are for people who should stay home. You want to NOT fill the dome, then just play teams we are supposed to beat. If the FBS teams did nothing but play FCS teams football would soon become very boring. I don’t care if we win a single game I WILL be at each of them cheering on my alma mater. Sure I get mad when I see poor decisions and bad play calls, but at the end of the day it’s just a game and the best part of it is the chance that we could win. The best game I ever went to was last year when Jax State came to the dome. Even though we lost I could not have been prouder of our kids. If you feel the need to be a fairweather fan so be it, I will be in the stands loving every minute, win or lose.
GO PANTHERS!!!

No More

September 16th, 2011
7:52 am

You guys don’t get it- I don’t care if this team loses every single game this season. I would be more than happy to support them with season tickets. However- when I see that lack of coaching that is evident and the staff doesn’t look to fix their issues, that’s where I draw the line. I’m a GSU alum, never been a fan of UGA and certainly will continue to cheer on THE PLAYERS in every game. I don’t expect much, just hard work from players and coaches. Right now, only one side of that is contributing.

VSU Alumnus

September 16th, 2011
10:31 am

Test…..I have had trouble posting as well. Go Panthers and Blazers.