Kelton Hill may have indicated that he wants another chance to play quarterback for Georgia State, a day after the Panthers were beaten 35-3 by William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. to drop the team to 0-5 this year.
This tweet was sent from the account @KHILL4GSU Sunday morning: All I wanna do is play QB.
I’m trying to confirm if Hill sent the tweet, or if someone else sent it from his namesake account. The tweet has since been deleted.
If sent by Hill, the message continues a subtle back and forth between the player and the coaches.
The week before the Tennessee game, Hill was moved from backup quarterback to defensive back. Hill indicated it was his decision because he said the quarterback shuffle going on between he and then-starter Ben McLane was holding back the offense.
Last week, after coach Bill Curry opened up the quarterback competition between McLane and Ronnie Bell, offensive coordinator John Bond was asked if he regretted the Hill move considering the offense was averaging less than 300 yards and 12 points per game under McLane. He emphatically said “No,” adding that McLane and Bell had a better grasp of the offense than did Hill, who was moved again to wide receiver because Curry said he wanted Hill’s athleticism on the field.
Those averages declined after Saturday’s loss to the Tribe. Led by Bell, who was making his first start and played the entire game, the Panthers turned over the ball seven times, including four interceptions. The offense is now averaging 10 points and 287 yards per game.
Some Georgia State fans have asked for Hill to be given another shot at leading the struggling offense.
Hill started five games at quarterback last year. He completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,021 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is responsible for 18 touchdowns in his career.
He was expected to be the starting quarterback this year, but McLane, a redshirt freshman, won the job during the spring practice.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu