What did Curry say on Tuesday?

Here’s a recap of Georgia State coach Bill Curry’s press conference on Tuesday, ahead of this week’s home game against New Hampshire.

Curry said nobody enjoys going through difficult times, especially when so much of what they are doing is self-inflicted.

“You have two choices: give up or find solutions.”

Curry said it’s their job to correct, to encourage, and not to accept less than our best performance. The Panthers had seven turnovers in last week’s 35-3 loss at William and Mary.

“If and when we correct the turnover issue and the nagging penalties and the pre-disposition to self-destruct at the worst times….”


Curry said even the team’s best players are pressing as the try to pick up the first victory. He cited Albert Wilson trying to pick up the punt around 10-yard line just before the end of the first half against the Tribe. He fumbled and William and Mary converted the error into a touchdown.

“That’s all stuff we’ve got to develop a kind of poise that we have to develop in the games,” he said.

Next up

Curry New Hampshire is another outstanding football team.

“They have remarkable offensive ingenuity and versatility,” he said.

Terrance Woodard

Curry said Woodard is “One of our most improved players.”

“What Terrance has done is gotten his body weight under control. Lighter, quicker, good leverage.

“When he gets penetration this year he can plant his foot and catch the back. In the past, he was one step away.”

Ronnie Bell

Curry said Bell has “enormous potential, not just because of his gifted arm and his wining ways but because … he is tough.

“We want to see Ronnie come along and not make the unforced errors.”

Bell threw four interceptions against the Tribe, raising his season total to eight with less than 50 attempts.

Curry said Bell has a “marvelous presence…ability to move in the pocket and to correct.”

But Curry said he needs to learn that “this isn’t Sandy Creek High School. He can’t outrun people out here.” When a defender is chasing him down, Bell needs to learn ball security. “You can not give up the ball.”

Curry said Bell didn’t miss one call from the sideline. He said Bell has the ability to gun the ball into small crevices for big completions. Curry noted that’s a mixed bag, because it can lead to interceptions.

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

34 comments Add your comment

Passion of the Panther

October 2nd, 2012
8:46 pm

4 hours after the post and … crickets


October 2nd, 2012
8:51 pm

I thought I’d post so you all could make remarks about the “VAA” or how horrible I am or how “wait til next year”… Swagger is gone from this crowd. I am glad to see the humility.

New Hampshire by three TDs

Passion of the Panther

October 2nd, 2012
8:58 pm

PA CAA Fan … you are being too kind … five touchdowns

Orlando Panther

October 2nd, 2012
9:03 pm

8 touchdowns…book it. It’s not that we didn’t respect the CAA, it has to do with location of the teams.

couldn't have "ben moore" wrong

October 2nd, 2012
10:03 pm

interesting… he didn’t mention anything about a media market or playing in “da dome”

GSU Freshman

October 2nd, 2012
10:29 pm

I love coach Curry’s statement ““You have two choices: give up or find solutions.”, and clearly we chose the second option. That is the difference between a hero and ordinary man. Hero never gives up.

Let go Panthers!!!


October 2nd, 2012
11:42 pm

I’d rather hear Curry say “We have only one choice…find solutions…there is no other choice!”

I’d go with Hill at QB. With Hill, last year GSU beat South Alabama in OT and Campbell. He’d lose against New Hampshire. But with a game under his belt, it might give GSU a chance against Rhode Island. A running game with Hill and Russell might work.

Enough already

October 3rd, 2012
12:50 am

Curry’s yapping is stale.

We’ve been hearing about how we’re going to get things straight ever sinc the Lambuth game.

It’s been over two years since then and the results just get worse and worse.

I’d almost rather Curry plop down in a chaise lounge on the 50 and smoke cigars during the game. Maybe he can sip a fine whisky there too while the team goes in at halftime.

At least then we are spared the charade that he knows how to motivate.

Passion of the Panther

October 3rd, 2012
2:56 am

“The quality of competition doesn’t matter at all,” he said. “The market drives it more than the on-the-field product.”

Russell Wright, Collegiate Consulting

Source: GSU Fantasy Consulting Report


October 3rd, 2012
7:40 am

Just wondering why State decided to join the CAA rather than the SoCon? The other schools would have been in places like Birmingham, Chattanooga, Greenville, Charleston and yes, Statesboro. All close enough that you could attend away games and the other teams fans could come to Atlanta.

Passion of the Panther

October 3rd, 2012
7:56 am

@peachy… well the first story from the athletics dept was it because of the academics and the perception of the CAA institutions …. then it changed to “traveling to VA is such a hardship…and look at the travel money that will be saved.” Me thinks its all about ego and a 16 million dollar tax on students … students who could clearly care less about GSU football.


October 3rd, 2012
8:35 am

Hilarious. Why didn’t GaSt choose the SoCon? The SoCon doesn’t even want GSOU, and they actually WIN. The SoCon has slowly morphed into an all private league and have been moving that way for ten years. GaSt wouldn’t had a snowballs chance at an invite and frankly are better off without one. Notice that the SoCon commish hasn’t said hardly boo about APP and GSOU leaving? Once those two yuck yucks are gone, then they can push UTC into Ohio Valley oblivion, add Mercer, Stetson and maybe even Winthrop and become the IVY league of the South.


October 3rd, 2012
10:29 am

Merge with GT.

Go Panthers!!

October 3rd, 2012
10:39 am

GSU has been in the CAA for a number of years, before football was even a consideration.

And as a basketball league, which BB has historically been the highest profile program at State, the CAA > SoCon.

But more than that, our president at the time felt that the CAA was a good jump from the TAAC. He was right, of course. It also helped that he was a friend of the CAA commissioner at the time.

Finally, I don’t know the financials, but I would guess that travel costs for non-football athletics weren’t crippling within the CAA. However I would also suspect that travelling an entire football team and staff puts those costs out of line now. Thus, Sun Belt is now > than the CAA.

Mary McElroy

October 3rd, 2012
11:01 am

The trolls get bold when you’re losing, but scamper away when you win. Just ask the Aints fans on the Falcons blog.

Do the trolls ever visit their own teams’ blogs, or does trolling their supposed rivals get their pricks hard? Meanwhile, here in the “ghetto,” (and no one on this blog has ever been to a real one and probably wouldn’t joke about it if they had), we never think of Statesboro or Pennsylvania at all.


October 3rd, 2012
12:19 pm

Maybe THIS will be THE Saturday we get a W….


October 3rd, 2012
12:46 pm

As a former student for a year, i gotta say i feel sorry for all the academic scholarships not given out to kids who earned it, because those scholarships are now going to a bunch of guys who are half as intelligent as them. Do all the artsy students care about football? Hell no. Majority probably couldnt tell you who the Falcons starting QB was, much less care about NoNameState when they come to Atlanta.

I post to tell you I don't post about Statesboro or Pennsylvania.

October 3rd, 2012
12:59 pm

Dr. Nick

October 3rd, 2012
1:22 pm

22,000 at Ga Southern game last week.Students recently voted to increase activity fee in anticipation of moving up to FBS.I just don’t believe Sun Belt Conference much of an improvement over FCS conferences

Highly Respected Southern Troll

October 3rd, 2012
1:41 pm

Going to the Southern Conference would have made no sense for Georgia State. For starters, they have been in the CAA for several years. The CAA, if anything, is slightly better in football than the SoCon and has produced some decent basketball programs over the years as well (State’s selling point in athletics). And don’t think that the Cats would have been more competitive in football in the SoCon – the results would have been much the same as they’re experiencing in the CAA. The Big South, on the other hand, would have been a more suitable conference for Georgia State’s football program, at least as far as initially competing.

atl man

October 3rd, 2012
2:01 pm

Coaching is horrible! They have a number of kids who came in from big time programs and they are not getting any playing time,something is wrong with that picture. Im from the atlanta area and I watched this young man by the name of Rashard Stewart go to Louisville and get on the depth and not play at State,i dont understand it.

Highly Respected Southern Troll

October 3rd, 2012
2:02 pm

@Dr. Nick – I looked at the Sun Belt as a glorified 1-AA/FCS conference for years, but the quality of the football seems to be improving. If you look at what’s going on with Conference-USA, the Sun Belt may pass them in football quality fairly quickly. Hopefully, the Sun Belt will view adding App. State and Southern as enhancements to its football profile. I think Jacksonville State has a good program, too but I’m not sure if the Sun Belt wants a third Alabama team.

Winthrop, Western, Wofford....

October 3rd, 2012
4:37 pm

Ivy League? Maybe Kudzu.

Chicken Bone

October 3rd, 2012
6:21 pm

@HRST you are correct as Benson will make the SUNBELT a very good FBS Conference, Hope ya’ll get in so we can start the second Georgia annual football tradition.

Mary McElroy

October 3rd, 2012
7:35 pm

Yes, I post to tell the trolls that post here that they’re wasting their time. Did you graduate from any college, anywhere?

Mary McElroy

October 3rd, 2012
7:41 pm

I said we don’t think about you, not post. Learn to read. Better yet, just go away.

Dr. Nick

October 3rd, 2012
8:09 pm

A good fit for Ga State and Ga Southern would be Ga Southern in sun Belt and would produce a great rivalry game.However, will not happen because Ga Southern not in large metro area, although it is close to Savannah, Augusta and Macon.

You "thought" enough of me to post again....to tell me you didn't think of me.

October 3rd, 2012
10:58 pm

That’s cute.

Mary McElroy

October 3rd, 2012
11:18 pm

Of course I posted, it’s my blog. The question is, why are you still here? Nowhere else to go? That’s sad.

You own the ajc?

October 3rd, 2012
11:38 pm

I hadn’t realized it had been sold lately. I was under the impression it was a public blog that just happen to cover the topic of how pathetically terrible gag state is. No way my far inferior Southern degree gave me the know how to crack the security of the site requiring each poster to scan their gag state ID or gag state diploma for access. As owner of this blog you may want to suggesr that security be tightened around here.

Mary McElroy

October 4th, 2012
7:42 am

Now you’re confusing ownership with relation. Or you’re just out of ideas. I’m leaving, but feel free to keep posting nonsense here until you find a better use for your life.

I came back to post to tell you I'm leaving.

October 4th, 2012
9:39 am

pretty sure your post count is higher than mine, so I guess you haven’t found a better use of your life either…so consider us even. why don’t you just ask the ajc to hang up a no girls allowed sign at the top of the page. or maybe come up with a super secret hand shake. or even better maybe a super secret password if you get your feelings hurt enough to continue the back and forth with someone that just laughs from his posts knowing they get you all worked up and then just resort to telling him to go away. at the end of day, i could go away and the gag state football team is still terrible, so it’s a win win for me. too-dles

GSU Freshman

October 4th, 2012
3:01 pm

Why don’t we merge with GATech , and make our program noticeable?
Any vote?

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