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.
Curry New Hampshire is another outstanding football team.
“They have remarkable offensive ingenuity and versatility,” he said.
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.”
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.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu