First, some of you, citing coach Bill Curry’s yet-to-be-decided contract status, have suggested a coach-in-waiting hire for the defensive coordinator position. Personally, I’ve never been a fan. Curry and athletic director Cheryl Levick aren’t either. They’ve said so in the past. It doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but I’d be surprised.
Here’s an interesting note for you, furnished by Georgia State’s sports information department.
Before we get to the note, I must point out I have no way of knowing if this will be a record because I can’t find any evidence that anything like this has ever been monitored.
With that said, Georgia State’s baseball team could do something that’s never been been seen before (like I said, no way of knowing for sure) on Wednesday. What they could do is so odd I can’t even think of a name for it, so I’ll just describe it.
Freshman pitcher Max Schmitz, who is 6-7 and 200 pounds, will face USC Upstate’s David Palladino, who is 6-9, 250 pounds.
I would assume this is tallest set of opposing pitchers in college baseball history, but really have no way of confirming.
Schmitz was a member of the German National Team for GSU (5-3) coach Greg Frady. Palladino was a 13th-round pick of the Dodgers. Both are 1-0 this season.
If you know of a pitching matchup whose total height exceeded this 13-4 total, post the details in the comments section.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu