I was not able to attend the Sun Belt media days in New Orleans, but Georgia State was kind enough to send a few of coach Bill Curry’s quotes:
Media Day is fun. I get to meet a lot of new people, and I get to see old friends, coaches I knew in another life. Today makes me feel the beginning of another new challenge for our Georgia State football program.
The Sun Belt Conference gives us instant credibility because we have become an FBS program faster than most. Recruits take us more seriously, and our players understand the intensity. It ramps things up for us, and we’ve got to work harder and harder.
It’s hard to believe it’s happened this fast. It took the efforts of an awful lot of people, and it took this cataclysmic shift in college football.
Our kids know we’ve got to play better to play in any conference, and we are working at that every day. We’ve got to have more consistency at quarterback, we’ve got to play better defense, we’ve got to get better on special teams.
For us to think we can move into the Sun Belt without a huge jump in our performance would be a joke. Everybody knows that, and we’re on that every single day.
My expectation is that we show drastic improvement in every area. We have to.
Our biggest concern is our defense. We did not play as well as we should have last year, and we lost a lot of good football players on that side of the ball. The defensive front is the area that needs to improve the fastest.
Schedule is out.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu