Georgia State interviewed Lazor, according to report

Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor interviewed for Georgia State’s football vacancy earlier this week, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He becomes the third candidate connected with the job, which was made available when former coach Bill Curry retired from coaching after the season. Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer and Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz have also been linked with the position. Panthers offensive coordinator John Bond has also interviewed.

Georgia State declined to comment because the search is ongoing. An e-mail to Virginia hasn’t been returned.

Lazor just finished his third season as the Cavaliers’ offensive coordinator after spending seven years in the NFL. The Cavaliers had the third-best offense in the ACC in 2010 (404.8 yards per game) and fourth in 2011 (399.8 ypg) before falling to eighth this year (396.5 ypg).

Lazor began his NFL career, which included stops with the Redskins and Seahawks, as Dan Reeves’ quality control coach on offense with the Falcons in 2003.

He recruits Georgia for the Cavaliers and was responsible for the signing of Greyson Lambert, a four-star recruit from Wayne County.

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

31 comments Add your comment


November 29th, 2012
3:49 pm

Is his last name pronounced Lazer? I really hope so.


November 29th, 2012
3:49 pm

How about Derek Dooley ?

John Bond

November 29th, 2012
3:50 pm

These losers have no chance as long as I am around!


November 29th, 2012
3:53 pm

Please, please, please, don’t – I repeat… DON”T hire John BBond. I would have fired John Bond, and you want to give him a promotion? Maybe I’ve been hiring people incorrectly for the last 15 years.


November 29th, 2012
4:14 pm

If they hire Bond, you can go ahead and count on this guy never showing up to another game.


November 29th, 2012
4:16 pm

Yup. I won’t attend a game with John Bond as head coach.


November 29th, 2012
4:26 pm

Raoul……if Lazor is hired at GSU, I am sure he would consider Derek Dooley as one of his coaches. Who wouldn’t!!!!!!

John Bond

November 29th, 2012
4:38 pm

Word on the street is that I am the new HC, I will build something special at GSU


November 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

Wow if yall hire John Bond, after the stories ive heard then god bless

John Bond

November 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

Relax guys, I got this.

gsu dad

November 29th, 2012
4:56 pm

The students are mad and don’t feel their money is well spent. This decision is sooooo critical. I don’t understand with all the Coaching movement GSU can’t get a great Coach for their situation. Derek Dooley, Joker Phillips, Gene Chizik, Lance Thompson, Sal Suneri, Kingsbury, BoBo, Rodney Gardner, Fulmer, Geoff Collins, Mike Archer, Randy Shannon

GSU season ticket holder

November 29th, 2012
5:14 pm

Here is a good coach we should interview for our HC job. Clint Hurtt, talk about a good name & “For his productivity in the last recruiting class, Hurtt was recognized by as the National Recruiter of the Year”

On second thought, Clint Hurtt is now on the top of my list

1. Clint Hurtt
2. Mark Mangino
3. Derek Dooley
4. Houston Nutt
5. Willie Fritz
6. Rodney Gardner (if we could afford him?)
7. Mike Bobo
8. Shane Beamer


November 29th, 2012
6:32 pm

declining results…connection to Dan Reeves…what could go wrong?


November 29th, 2012
7:24 pm

Pardon me for being ignorant, but in what way will the students be paying for the new HC? Isn’t the athletics department separate from the academic fund?


November 29th, 2012
7:48 pm

If John Bond is even retained on the staff in any capacity I will no longer associate myself with GSU Athletics. PS Cheryl, and Mark I am not a small donor.


November 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

Georgia State has outrageous student fees to support their garbage sports teams

Dudley Dawson

November 29th, 2012
8:35 pm

When are we going to play those goober-squeezing dunderheads from North Avenue? Go State!


November 29th, 2012
8:48 pm


Go Falcons!! Saints and NO are nasty.


November 29th, 2012
8:50 pm

Coach Bond was the one that got Chan Gailey fired! He is horrible!

Liz Chebib

November 29th, 2012
9:33 pm

We need a coach that is well known, and that would be Derrick Dooley! We need all the help we can get with our attendance at the Dome, as it has declined every year, and Derrick will help in that area. We sould at least try, but chances are he may not even be interested. He has a tremendous payoff from Tennessee, so he may be interested in GSU’s $450,000 salary.

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Go Panthers!!

November 30th, 2012
8:09 am

Of the names reported so far, Fritz is the only one with a proven track record.

This one is not interesting at all.

Fritz or bust at this point.

Rocky Hidalgo

November 30th, 2012
11:20 am

GSU needs a coach with a cool name who will inspire the athletes!

John Bond

November 30th, 2012
11:22 am

Hey guys, I will be having a press conference next week to announce my new HC role of the GSU Football team

Cheryl Levick

November 30th, 2012
3:14 pm

And in a press conference in the same city, I will be announcing my new AD role at Georgia Tech.

John Bond

November 30th, 2012
4:28 pm

You guys thought I was joking, just wait until Monday.

Not So Casual Observer

November 30th, 2012
5:12 pm

Contact June Jones.


November 30th, 2012
5:21 pm

Not sure what to think here. I trust the AD to make the right decision. Def want to get someone who can recruit GA well cause thats what its going to take. Go Panthers!

Doctor Evil

November 30th, 2012
5:39 pm

What GSU needs is freakin’ football team with a freakin’ lazor.

Dudley Dawson

November 30th, 2012
5:54 pm

Lazor, has a nice ring to it. Not the cache’ of “Willie,” but it has a sort of futuristic weapon feel. Will GSU has a “Star Wars” defense system?


November 30th, 2012
9:43 pm

“When are we going to play those goober-squeezing dunderheads from North Avenue?”

Hope it happens soon. You won’t like the result but it will give you a “dunderhead” to squeeze. Even though you have a great deal of practice already.

Hope in one hand, squeeze what you have in the other and tap your slippers three times.