Georgia State holds open football tryouts as part of effort to field inaugural 2010 Panthers team

GSU's John Bond works with would-be players during football tryouts April 20, 2009. (AJC)

GSU's John Bond works with would-be players during football tryouts April 20, 2009. (AJC)

With a 2010 start date set to field its inaugural football squad, Georgia State University held open tryouts Monday afternoon at Clarkston’s Hallford Stadium, just outside of Atlanta. GSU suits up to begin Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) play, formerly known as Division I-AA, for the first time in school history as part of the Colonial Athletic Association.

PHOTOS: Check out Georgia State’s open football tryouts

About 50 Panthers football hopefuls took part in the workouts, led by GSU head football coach Bill Curry – legendary for his stints at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky – and assembled staff.

Georgia State signed 26 prospects in February, including highly-touted Henry County QB Drew Little, in its initial recruiting class for the 2010 team.

19 comments Add your comment

G State Ben

April 21st, 2009
11:15 am

Interested in talking more Georgia State sports? Visit caazone.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=29.

Go Panthers!

GeoffDawg

April 21st, 2009
11:39 am

This will be interesting to watch a program start from scratch. Kind of reminds me of the Scott Bakula psuedo-classic “Necessary Roughness”. Hope they do well – with time, they’ll probably be the best college team in Atlanta.

UGA=TrailorTrash

April 21st, 2009
12:25 pm

Geoff “trailor trash” Dawg

At least 2nd best in the state behind TECH of course. With Georgia Southern Running a close third behind State.

George P

April 21st, 2009
7:59 pm

“Legendary” Bill Curry? Did the person who wrote that line check his record?

GeoffDawg

April 22nd, 2009
5:53 pm

lol – penis envy gets to tech every time.

badog2

April 22nd, 2009
11:56 pm

I call georgia state and talk to a coach on the staff, ask him to get me some imformation on try outs and camps, told the coach my son had started 3 yrs. at wide receiver 6-4 210 had another year to play and he come out of h.s in 2010. they took my infromation but hav’nt heard anything from them yet.

G State Ben

April 23rd, 2009
8:36 am

BaDog,

Check this link out: http://www.georgiastatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12700&ATCLID=1589051

Also, I’d follow up with George Pugh, he’s the recruiting coordinator.

billy

April 23rd, 2009
9:23 am

GA STATE is gonna suck anyways

G State Ben

April 23rd, 2009
10:12 am

Billy, thanks for the enlightening commentary. I hope that you are as eloquent with everything in your life.

urban saben

April 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

i gonna have to agree with G state Ben…sike

Paddy

April 23rd, 2009
6:38 pm

billy…words escape me on your post. Milk and cookie time is over, you will feel better after nap time.

billy

April 23rd, 2009
7:06 pm

paddy thanks for advice
nap time was good
i think i like might actually like GA STATE

Paddy

April 23rd, 2009
8:24 pm

Good boy billy. Now buy a season ticket and give them a chance to prove you wrong.

badog2

April 24th, 2009
8:15 am

G State Ben thanks for the info I”ll follow up.

G State Ben

April 24th, 2009
8:36 am

Absolutely. Good luck!

urban saben

April 24th, 2009
9:22 am

GOD can bless You

aggie fan

December 4th, 2009
5:37 pm

i have a cousin and a lil brother that love love love football and im tryin to help them hopefully get recruited. my cousin played for pasadena after high school but my lil brother has never tried out anywhere. i have a link to a highlight clip that shows alil about them. my cousin is #9 and my brother is #24. if anybody can help plz contact me at htownguh205@yahoo.com. thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_RUyS10WsU

JC

February 6th, 2010
7:12 pm

Gotta love watching a start up take flight. We’ve had many programs like UCF, USF take off recently so there’s an excellent chance GA State can put a competitive team on the filed. Won’t be in 2010, but it’ll be fun to watch how they play Bama end of season.

GO PANTHERS!!!! Best of luck in your inaugural year.

xav921

June 23rd, 2010
4:27 am

i’d be scared to watch ga state play alabama lol