5 questions about Georgia State football, part 5


I know that we are in the middle of hoops hysteria, including Georgia State defeating Tennessee Tech in its CollegeInsider.com tournament game last night,  but Georgia State will begin spring football practice later today.

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.

5. How much improvement needs to be seen in Kelton Hill’s passing game?

The Panthers used three quarterbacks last season because of suspensions, ineffectiveness or injuries. By the end of the season, Kelton Hill took over and started the last five games. He finished with 1,021 passing yards and 609 rushing in that short time, showing a play-making ability that the offense needed. However, he completed just 54 percent of his passes.

Coach Bill Curry wants to see not only Hill’s accuracy improve, but also backup Bo Schlechter’s and redshirt freshman Ben McLane’s.

Curry hopes that with another year of experience his quarterbacks will operate the offense at a quicker tempo, something they will work on during the spring.

“What’s the mark of the really outstanding offenses of the last four, five years?” Curry said. “The answer is obvious: they are at the line snapping the ball and you can’t get lined up. We’ve been working on that, but haven’t made a concentrated effort to run a lot of up-tempo because we didn’t want to put our defense back on the field in 30 seconds or whatever.”

– Doug Roberson, AJC.

8 comments Add your comment


March 14th, 2012
7:13 am

Kelton will be better count on it!!


March 14th, 2012
7:14 am

UNO!!! Always wanted to say that….thanks for part cinco, Doug…..

Cheryl Levick, Vampire Hunter

March 14th, 2012
7:32 am

Doug, get the GSU Panthers sports link back on the left side of the sports page. It won’t cost the AJC a dime.


March 14th, 2012
9:51 am

Practice #1 cancelled due to lightning, Meh


March 14th, 2012
10:07 am

No more excuses! Everybody has to be better from the coaches on down. If NDSU can go from 3-8 to 9-5 and then win it all at 14-1 then without question we can turn this thing around this year.

VAA for life!

GSU is in Atlanta

March 14th, 2012
10:10 am

Bummer that the weather got in the way of the 1st Spring Practice.

Kelton and McClane should be the only two coming out of spring practice with any chance of being QB for fall. Bo should be used for practice situations only b/c he performances last year were tough to watch.


March 15th, 2012
11:27 am

Kelton should be much improved from last year and he will be exciting to watch as the starter! Doug, what’s the status of Ohio University transfer Ronnie Bell? Is he still slated to begin at GSU in May?

Doug Roberson

March 15th, 2012
1:00 pm

I haven’t heard if Ronnie has been admitted yet. He wouldn’t enroll until the summer.