Curry increases scholarships; Hill in the wildcat?

Georgia State coach Bill Curry rewarded several football players with increases to their grant-in-aids in the past few days.

These increases bring Georgia State’s total in football to 68. As you may have read (hint: click on the blue), there is a two-year rolling average that the Panthers must meet next year, the last in a two-year transition to the FBS level.

Curry said he wishes he could increase more grants-in-aid (he’s big on using that phrase, rather than scholarships). He also noted that a few of the redshirt juniors who were rewarded have been with the team since the first practice.

Here is the list

From no grant-in-aid (scholarship) to full:

Cade Yates, redshirt junior

Rendell Wilder, redshirt sophomore

From no grant-in-aid to half:

Mitchel Vinson, redshirt senior

Jon Marshall Sauls, redshirt sophomore

Jamaal May, redshirt sophomore

Bo Carter, redshirt junior

From ½ grant-in-aid to full:

Scott McQueen, redshirt junior

Nathaniel Minor, sophomore

Malcolm Smith, redshirt senior

Akeen Felder, redshirt senior

Kyle Vorster, freshman

Blake Wyatt, redshirt junior

Kail Singleton,  redshirt junior

Hill in the wildcat?

Curry, a natural conversationalist, offered little more than a “we are,” when asked after Tuesday’s practice if he is considering other ways to get Kelton Hill on the field.

Hill is No. 2 on the depth chart at quarterback, behind Ben McLane. However, Hill is one of the more gifted athletes on the team. He rushed for 609 yards last year.

Curry declined to elaborate on what the coaching staff is considering for Hill.

I haven’t seen Hill play any position other than quarterback during camps, so Curry may be considering a specific package for a specific opponent.

Earlier today

I posted a blog about Joe Lockley. Click on the link, please.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

28 comments Add your comment

Panama

August 21st, 2012
2:02 pm

As long as we dont do QB revolving doors again…or was it musical chairs?

Bleed Blue

August 21st, 2012
2:08 pm

Good to hear those that need to be praised are rewarded for their efforts.
Thanks for the write up Doug.

Doug Roberson

August 21st, 2012
2:20 pm

I don’t think it would be a musical chairs thing. I think there will be packages for Hill, based upon different game situations. I think you could also see him playing another position, depending upon the circumstances.

GSU is in Atlanta

August 21st, 2012
3:01 pm

Congratulations to all of the guys who received either full or partial scholarships.

GSU_MEX_ALUM

August 21st, 2012
3:37 pm

I agree Panama.

Hoping to see consistency this year!

GSU_MEX_ALUM

August 21st, 2012
3:38 pm

Doug, any idea why true freshman QB Weidenaar got suspended?

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
3:56 pm

Bill Curry has the Bobby Dodd attitude to players. He wants them to get the education and if they can’t play because of injury then they need the Degree even more.

RidgeRunner

August 21st, 2012
5:00 pm

Yes Panama don’t want to revisit last year’s “who is the QB eligible to play this week” game plans.

Well-Endowed Panther Fan

August 21st, 2012
8:42 pm

Just a few days left. Really getting excited for Game 1.

State

August 21st, 2012
10:06 pm

GSU season ticket holder

August 22nd, 2012
9:37 am

Happy for hey guys who got full rides. We have got to have a HUGE awsome recruiting class for next year!!

Cant wait for the season to start. Win them all for Coach Curry!!

Pantherfan93

August 22nd, 2012
11:06 am

Has anyone checked out the ticketmaster website? Not many tickets are left for the home opener next week!

GSUtimes2

August 22nd, 2012
11:30 am

Congratulations to the student athletes who received scholarships. Let’s put them to good use on 8/30.

#STATEOFSHOCK

Monkey

August 22nd, 2012
12:48 pm

See you guys in the Brown Lot next week. Hi Stan.

GSU season ticket holder

August 22nd, 2012
12:49 pm

Awsome!! Hope we sellout every game this year & pack the dome! Gotta win to keep some fans coming….im always there being Loud & Proud

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 22nd, 2012
1:06 pm

GSU season ticket holder
August 22nd, 2012
12:49 pm

Hope we sellout every game this year & pack the dome!
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What is a dome sellout for GaState? 30-40K? What does GaState think the total can be for season ticket sells?

GSUalum99

August 22nd, 2012
1:07 pm

Yea and he also threw for 1,025 with 11 touchdowns in 5 games. Did you forget about that Doug. I hope he comes in the game pretty early.

GSUAlumBaseball81

August 22nd, 2012
1:51 pm

Congrats to the deserving dedicated young men! Hill would be an NFL D-Back IMO. Try Gayle Sayers, I mean KH4 at RB with The DONALD! Unstoppable combination! How about a two back set Coach Bond???

GSU Alum 08

August 22nd, 2012
2:26 pm

KH4 you are Awesome and you bring the crowd!!!! Why not transfer so your talents will be APPRECIATED !!!!!

StateofShock

August 22nd, 2012
8:27 pm

WOW this doesn’t make ANY sense what so ever. Im glad Curry’s leaving because Kelton is head and shoulders better than Ben. But once again coach Bond and Curry wants a “good ole boy at quarterback. Should of known this was coming.

TechFanatic

August 22nd, 2012
8:30 pm

WOW!!! I cant believe he’s going back to wildcat quarterback. He’s one hell of a QB. HEY!!!! Hill transfer to Tech!! please!!!

Old GSU FAN

August 22nd, 2012
9:54 pm

FYI…… K HILL, Go to a HBCU! They would oh so LOVE you…. Bond and friends Don’t. They have spoken LOUD and CLEAR..

GSU is in Atlanta

August 23rd, 2012
8:04 am

GSUalum99, GSU Alum 08, StateofShock, TechFanatic, Old GSU FAN…1 person, 5 cases of multiple personality disorder.

Doug Roberson

August 23rd, 2012
9:40 am

Playing in the wildcat, if that’s the plan, doesnt exclude anyone from playing in other situations.

Athens78

August 23rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Wows what a racist Offensive coordinator

GSU is in Atlanta

August 23rd, 2012
2:09 pm

Add Athens78 to the list of the guy with multiple personality disorder.

GSU Alum 88

August 23rd, 2012
6:54 pm

GO Kelton!! You’ll be and do just fine buddy I promise you.. just keep on keepin on and all of Douglasville/ Lithia Springs got your back like always. Hope to see you at a few more camps for the kids its always awesome talking to you. Gooo Panthers!

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