Georgia State will honor Bill Curry, the architect of the football program who is retiring from coaching after the season, before and during Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. game against Old Dominion in a variety of ways:
All if it will be a bit much for Curry, who earlier this week said, “I don’t know about honoring anybody.
“If I deserve to be honored that would be nice, but I don’t. I’m just here to work.”
Curry was introduced by former Georgia State athletic director Mary McElroy as the program’s first coach on June 12, 2008. This after Curry had already spent a lifetime in the game as a player at Georgia Tech and in the NFL, followed later by coaching stints at his alma mater, Alabama and Kentucky.
Curry said he is more looking forward to honoring the seniors, saying last year’s ceremony was beautifully done.
“They are program builders,” he said of the class. “Georgia State will have a great program. I wish it was sooner rather than later.
“We would like to send the out with a victory over a great program like Old Dominion.”
The seniors say they haven’t noticed a change in Curry this week, repeatedly saying that he’s as focused as if it was any other game.
“He’s motivating us like he always does,” tight Emmanuel Ogbuehi said. “Not really much difference in Curry.”
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu