Georgia State’s football team will hold a scrimmage, instead of a Spring Game, this year for three reasons:
1. The Georgia Dome is booked the last two weeks of March because of the NCAA Tournament regional.
2. The team is in the midst of the first of two seven-week conditioning programs. The second will begin after spring practices conclude on March 30. Coach Bill Curry said he wanted to contain the spring practices to March to allow the players to go through the conditioning programs, as well as to give the players time to study for finals in late April.
3. Lastly, Curry said he wants his team to get as many practices in as possible before the join the CAA. “…Which this team needs desperately as we get ready to play in the best FCS conference in the country,” he said. The Panthers went 3-8 last season.
The scrimmage will be at the team’s practice facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on March 24. The team held a Blue-White scrimmage last year at the Georgia Dome. Curry elected to hold a practice that will be open to the public this year.
Spring practice will begin on Tuesday, March 6.
In other notes, the football coaches were visited by Marc Trestman, head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, on Tuesday. The former NFL assistant coach and coordinator has led the Alouettes to two Grey Cup Championships and other appearance in the finals.
Curry said Trestman shared his ideas on play-action, leadership, and defenses, among other things.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu