I know that we are in the middle of hoops hysteria, including Georgia State hosting a game in the CollegeInsider.com tournament, or CIT, tonight, but Georgia State will begin spring football practice on Wednesday.
To that, I’ll post five spring questions about the team that will bear looking at until practice ends April 6.
I encourage you to post your thoughts about each area because I enjoy what you have to say and I appreciate the feedback.
4. What will be done to improve the special teams?
Perhaps nothing frustrated Georgia State coach Bill Curry more than the results of the special teams, which will get a new coordinator with Anthony Midget’s promotion to defensive coordinator
“I don’t think there’s a one of us that can understand why were were pretty good on special teams [two years ago], and these were the same guys,” Curry said. “We simply failed to make plays.”
No unit was consistent. At one point, the team missed five consecutive field goals, though four were from at least 45 yards. It finished the season missing four more. Christian Benvenuto and Matt Ehasz are back to compete for the kicking positions.
The coverage units gave up an average of 20.5 yards on kick returns and 12.2 on punt returns.
“We will spend a lot more time on detail drills in special team in blocking in the open field, defeating blockers in open field, and tackling in open field,” Curry said.
Here’s the depth chart
– Doug Roberson, AJc. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu