Tweet indicated Hill wants another shot to be GSU’s quarterback

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

26 comments Add your comment

Twayne Slavvoe

September 30th, 2012
2:40 pm

DownTownATL

September 30th, 2012
3:56 pm

Can someone please be fired? Bond? Levick? Midget? All of the above? They don’t deserve to be there.

acm

September 30th, 2012
4:13 pm

If he still has eligibility, bring back Drew Little.

Jee S. You

September 30th, 2012
4:50 pm

So, Hill doesn’t have a good grasp on an offense that has been proven to be an utter failure? Sounds like a good enough reason to start him to me!!!
It is nice to know that everything we were told about KH4 wanting to move away from QB was a complete lie. Gotta love the respect this staff has for the fan base.

BBFAN

September 30th, 2012
5:18 pm

Jee S. You… KH4 has started 5 games. In those 5 games in had 10 TDs to 1 INT. Yes, an utter failure. Ugh.

He is clearly the best QB on this roster. Hands down. I am not saying he is great by any means, but compared to the others he is.

StateOfSuck

September 30th, 2012
5:31 pm

Out of all the QB’s I think Kelton is as good as the rest. Bottom line if you don’t have good pass protection it really won’t matter anyway. Kelton should however focus on graduating next year so he can fulfill his probation, i.e. study more…tweet less.

Mr. Basketball

September 30th, 2012
6:00 pm

I think Kelton should get another chance. Even though he threw a lot of interceptions and fumbled often, (game costing I might ad) he can’t be worse than yesterday’s performance.

Nostalgem

September 30th, 2012
6:02 pm

Agree Kelton’s the man. Decent arm and the boy can scramble…need I say more?

GsuALUM

September 30th, 2012
6:53 pm

I am pretty close to the Hill family, and i’ ve been told that the reason why Hill was moved was because Coach Curry and Bond FORCED Hill to move because Bond told Curry that he doesn’t know how to coach Hill and that he wanted Ben sooo bad to be the starting QB. For Bond to say that Hill doesn’t have a good grasp on offense is Very stupid and a cop out. I REALLY HOPE THIS EXPOSE BOND BECAUSE WHAT HE DID TO THAT KID HIS HOLE CAREER AT GSU IS AWFUL.

GSU war eagle

September 30th, 2012
6:55 pm

Wow these guys might just be a little racist.

ProudGsuAlum78

September 30th, 2012
7:02 pm

Doug you should really dig deep in this one and find out whats really going on. Because this is crazy.

oldgsufan

September 30th, 2012
7:31 pm

Bond/Curry neither cares about the future of this program, if they did KH4 would be QB… Very disappointed in so many ways. Don’t forget future recruits are witnessing this travesty And decisions will be made about attending this institution!!!!! Several guys are turning there noses to GSU, I can’t blame them and support there decision not to come….

GSUAlum99

September 30th, 2012
7:50 pm

@GSUAlum. Ummm Kelton fumbled constantly last year and lost us two games. I’m pretty sure if CBC didn’t want him on the team his antics last year were all coach needed for him to be gone. I’m all for KH4 and think he’s great but let’s not forget his part in all of this.

An outside observer

September 30th, 2012
8:11 pm

All of this shuffling of players looks like the coaches are just trying to look busy instead of actually solving anything. Five starting QBs in 27 games helps no one.

GsuALUM

September 30th, 2012
8:15 pm

@GSUAlum99 ATLEAST WE WON SOME DAMN GAMES

Orlando Panther

September 30th, 2012
9:06 pm

If Bond and a few others aren’t shown the door on Monday, then the AD needs to be held accountable for not taking some sort of control for this fiasco.

Hill gave us our only chance of winning last year and yet we have arrogant and hard headed coaches who don’t realize this and have turned GSU Football into the biggest joke in college football.

Is it basketball season yet?

couldn't have "ben moore" wrong

September 30th, 2012
9:27 pm

somewhere star jackson is laughing….

Panther Straight Talk

September 30th, 2012
9:56 pm

Bond is a joke, but Curry is the real joke. Can’t wait to get a real Head Coach/Coaching staff in here. I know Atlanta HATES Bobby Petrino, and for good reason, but he should be #1 on the list. We need a proven winner who is capable of making something out of nothing. Curry has never sustained success – Only gotten lucky a couple of seasons. He’s just a figure head. This season is making me nauseous.

Who Cares?

September 30th, 2012
10:07 pm

Any gag state fans know what other teams the sun belt is considering to add?????????? I could have swore I read an article released by Benson specifically calling out the REAL GSU……but then I thought, he hasn’t cleared this with the 5 gag state fans that think they are god’s gift to football and the state of georgia.

CAA Fan

September 30th, 2012
11:04 pm

G Spin Ben loves Bill Curry.

Atlanta Mafia

October 1st, 2012
12:45 am

This football season is ALL SO INCREDIBLY BAD – all I can be grateful for these days is that I am not some loser from Georgia Southern crawling around another teams AJC blog and being scared about how long it might be to get passed up by the Panthers. GSU is absolutely horrible but at least we aren’t that pathetic that we try to yammer and smackie-smack on a GaSo blog – if one even exists? They might think that GSU will never be as good as GaSo but the absolute fear that the Panthers get better some day and they might be wrong just keeps them coming back for more! These GaSo losers keep saying that we are being too arrogant? It is out blog loser! We are supposed to be happy about any small break in the clouds or the slightest glimmer of light down the tunnel. So yes we will keep blowing our horns even in the dark days of Bill Curry’s loser tenure.
And yes, you will keep coming here from absolute fear! No one from the FBS conferences is going to invite you to the big show. PERIOD! EVER! PERIOD!

THE REAL TRUTH

October 1st, 2012
7:40 am

Blah blah blah……. #STATEOFSUCK hey atl mafia want to put a wager on that last statement? If Ga Southern is not invited to FBS in the next 5 years then i will donate 100.00 to Ga st athletic department and if Ga Southern is invited to FBS in the next 5 years then you will donate the same amount to Ga Southerns athletic department……. put up or shut up.

Go Panthers!!

October 1st, 2012
8:41 am

In 5 years?

In 5 years, this pathetic season will be well distant in the rearview mirror.

Eagle fans are piling on now, because they don’t know what the future holds.

If we get in the right coaching staff (SOON!!!!!), this pile-on party could be over.

pepper rogers

October 1st, 2012
8:44 am

Coach Bond sucked while at Tech. Prediction. Derek Dooley next Head Coach.

Go Panthers

October 1st, 2012
10:54 am

To Ga Southern Fans:
Ga State fan here……. going forward I think it would be a good idea for you to keep a list of the alias/names of the posters attacking you and your school. Instead of saying all fans are talking trash please refer to said list and good luck with the rest of your season.

PantherDad

October 1st, 2012
12:39 pm

This season is a bust and you can only blame the coaching staff. Will ride this season out and wait for the new coaching staff. This team has some talent I know this first hand but when your leader cannot put the drive in the players thats bad.