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.