Bill Curry wasn’t going to let the news of his retirement on Wednesday alter his belief that discipline can lead to great things.
After the news broke Tuesday night that Curry will retire from coaching football after Georgia State completes its season in November, he told his team Wednesday morning and led everyone onto the practice field less than an hour later.
Bullhorn in hand and wearing his customary tan pants, long-sleeve shirt and canvas hat, Curry led the team in special-teams drills. If he told the players once, he told them a dozen times: “This isn’t a day off.”
So after practice, Curry re-affirmed that this year’s team will have his full attention as their 69-year-old leader completes his 20th year as a head coach and 58th in organized football.
“I do want to finish this contract and I want to finish it well,” he said.
Curry’s choice affects more than Georgia State as it continues its transition to the highest level of college football. It brings