Curry said there’s no excuse for Georgia State’s performance against UTSA

Coach Bill Curry said there was no excuse for what he described as a ragged performance by his Georgia State team in a 38-14 loss to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

“We should be performing much better now and should be much more poised,” he said.

Though Curry said there are no excuses, he noted that the injury to quarterback Ben McLane, did affect the team.

McLane’s left forearm and hand went numb after he was hit by a helmet on what Curry said was a legal hit. He didn’t play in the second half. Ronnie Bell came on and passed for 95 yards, including a touchdown and two interceptions. McLane passed for one touchdown and one interception.

Curry said McLane’s numbness went away after the game and he looked fine catching and throwing the ball in Sunday’s practice. Offensive coordinator John Bond said on Saturday that if healthy, McLane would start this week’s game against Richmond.

Agnew move

Theo Agnew’s move to defensive tackle will likely last for the rest of the season, Curry said.

Agnew started the first two games at defensive end, but moved inside because starter David Huey is out for the season with an arm injury.

Agnew played defensive tackle at Massachusetts before transferring to Georgia State in the offseason. Agnew has struggled to make an impact at end, failing to post a sack this season.

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

16 comments Add your comment

slimseville

September 17th, 2012
12:31 pm

Get it together Bill!!

Panthersville.com

September 17th, 2012
12:35 pm

CAA here we come……yee…………………………….haw.

John Bond

September 17th, 2012
12:35 pm

I’m here to bury your program. How am I doing?

Chicken Bone

September 17th, 2012
12:50 pm

I’ll say it again! After two years and three games, I have come to the conclusion that BOND has very little clue what so ever when it comes to setting up a strategy against the competition’s defensive strengths and weaknesses as well as designing an offensive around your talent. Donald Russell 10 carries 77 yards, Donald Russell 16 carries 68 yards, Donald Russell 12 carries 122 yards. Put a FULLBACK in the game and RUN the football. Then you can pass once the run is established. This is NOT Rocket Science!

What?

September 17th, 2012
1:01 pm

“Though Curry said there are no excuses, he noted that the injury to quarterback Ben McLane, did affect the team.”

As I recall the game was already 31-7 when McClane left the game.

Panther08

September 17th, 2012
2:02 pm

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH CHICKEN BONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been saying that too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chicken Bone

September 17th, 2012
2:11 pm

Maybe we need to all pitch in and pay to have it put on the MATRIX BOARD in the DOME this Saturday.

RUN DONALD RUSSELL with a FULLBACK BOND………………………….

SEC teams use fullbacks. Tennessee had a fullback. UGA uses a fullback and look how their Freshman backs are doing! I think Western Kentucky had a fullback for Andrews in their win against Kentucky. GIVE IT A TRY. What have we got to lose???

Truth

September 17th, 2012
3:49 pm

Sad part is, both Curry and Bond are clueless. It’s like the blind leading the blind.

Orlando Panther

September 17th, 2012
5:54 pm

The GSU football coaching staff are horrible and are embarrassing the students & alumni with the product that they are putting on the field.

Orlando Panther

September 17th, 2012
5:54 pm

Also, there is no excuse for any of them to still have their jobs.

Blueblooded

September 17th, 2012
6:39 pm

We certainly did not want McLane to get hurt but it seems like that is the only way these bozos will take him out The group of 10 that we came with were pretty darn happy that Bell went in Does anybody see a pattern here is it just me? When we were getting slammed by SC State McLane hurt his back and had to come out but was fine the next day and when we were getting slammed by UTSA he hurt his hand and was fine the next day Give me a break

Passion of the Panther

September 17th, 2012
7:30 pm

When will the coach tender his resignation? His coaching platitudes and team puffery will only go so far …

Ga StateGrad

September 18th, 2012
11:34 am

How many people show up for these games? I want to see pictures also, I hear how they inflate the attendance numbers. I hate that GSU did this, I am not giving anymore as an alumni, this football program was a terrible idea, many other alumni I know agree. GSU will never compete at the high levels of college football

Panther08

September 18th, 2012
12:43 pm

@Ga StateGrad: Think about this… The Dome holds up to 70,000 people…so the attendance will seem inflated when they say 10,000-20,000 are in attendance simply because the Dome is so big.

koach

September 19th, 2012
8:51 am

I was so disappointed in the performance of the Ga state team last week I am going to show a protest this week by not attending. I know this doesn’t sound good but they would of had a hard time beating the best high school team in the state last week. They looked completely unmoviated and very disorganized on the field.
I am going to watch football this weekend at the level of play that Ga State I hope will achieve one day. Whoever is the coach for State next year needs to really recuit some better players, especially a quality QB who can step in and play at Division 1 level. I also wondered about the number of players I saw on the sideline not dressed out (I counted at least 12 walking wounded).
Anyway I’m going to watch Georgia vs Vanderbilt and Georgia vs Tennessee for the next 2 weeks. Maybe by the time I return for Homecoming GSU will have shown some improvement.

STATEment

September 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

This team is killing me Bill.