Curry on three kinds of people

Georgia State coach Bill Curry began his weekly press conference by delving into the psyches of those involved or affected by the team’s five-game losing streak.

“Where we are in this challenge is very demanding. Basically, there are three  kinds of people involved (summarizing):”

1. Fellowship of the miserable, who point out all the negatives. I’m not talking about media, I’m talking about people in and around the team.

2. Those who go silent because they don’t know what to say. I don’t blame either group for that.

3. The encouragers. Encouraging the positive results you see without having an immature group of people think we’re doing ok. Well we are aren’t ok and won’t be OK until we play a complete game this year.

He continued:

“We’re working hard to stay positive with our team and encourage the good things that are happening but make it very clear that there are certain things that are unacceptable and that we aren’t anywhere close to where we need to be overall. We continue to work, and I am really pleased that the effort continues to be encouraging, the enthusiasm on the practice field is genuine, and the performances are improving on the field. We will get to where we learn to win again.”

Curry is always interesting, but I found that to be particularly intriguing because it shed a little bit of light on the pressures that he, the coaching staff and the team may be feeling. And, in an honorable way, he sort of called out those who aren’t satisfied for what he perceives to be the wrong reasons because they aren’t helping.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu.

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October 20th, 2011
8:04 am

Curry sounds like a psycologist or motivational speaker. Interesting points, but he should be busy getting the guys ready to play this weekend.


October 20th, 2011
8:10 am

I think there is a fourth person Doug. The fourth person has the ability to maintain their integrity, dignity, and perspective in the face of adversity. This person, while not satisfied with failure understands that failure is necessary to improve. They understand that it’s a normal part of life that everyone must go through and that without it, true accomplishment would not be possible. This person is a rare commodity among us, so much so that most of us cannot recognize them as anything but an aberration. I believe Bill Curry is that fourth person and that’s why I am proud to be a Panther.


October 20th, 2011
8:50 am

You got to ask, and he has to respond, but talk is cheap.

Panthers got to show improvement by quit shooting your own foot; no penalties & selecting wrong plays.

I will see how they develope, no penalty, guys, the win lose ain’t issue, no penalty.


October 20th, 2011
9:42 am

@nelson ass… You sould probably learn to spell it before you call someone that. Since you did it twice I do not think it was a typo.


October 20th, 2011
9:46 am

@ Panther4life…Well put. These kids will learn more from this rough patch then they would had they not had it. Bill Curry will teach them how this experience will prepare them for life. STUDENT athlete I believe is what they are called.

LOOSER than a 5$ hooker

October 20th, 2011
11:12 am

Everybody get loose!!!

VSU Alumnus

October 20th, 2011
6:37 pm

The best young coach you have never heard of just got promoted to OC at Middle Tennessee State aka Buster Faulkner. If the Panthers don’t “pounce” on him VSU will if David Dean were to leave. Wish us luck at #1 Delta State this weekend. Go Panthers and Blazers !!!


October 21st, 2011
10:04 am

All the right plays in the world mean nothing if you do not execute fundamentals. Our defensive effort in the 4th quarter killed us last week. We allowed SCSU two 4th quarter drives that totaled 10 minutes and 31 plays. If we get them to a three and out on either of those possessions we win this game. Talk is Cheap. We need to execute, tackle and finish against USA. Hope see you all tomorrow tailgating.

Chris Ryder

October 21st, 2011
11:43 am

He’s right, though. You should always focus on the positive, whether you’re succeeding or not. Otherwise, quit and go home.


October 21st, 2011
11:52 am

Never Never Never give up! Let’s play the 4th quarter this weekend guys! That’s been a big part of the problem in 2011. It’s breakout time! GO GSU PANTHERS!!!

[...] State football team is no doubt under pressure right now in the midst of the current losing streak. Coach Curry breaks down the three different type of people involved in the process. [...]


October 21st, 2011
7:33 pm

Come on Panthers! Let’s turn this ship around!!!!!!!

Old Panther ('71)

October 22nd, 2011
11:06 am

I will be in the Dome this afternoon. GO PANTHERS!!!!!


October 22nd, 2011
8:03 pm

WHHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!! Unbelievable game!!! The only folks I feel sorrier for than the South Alabama folks are the folks that didn’t come to the game.