I’m going to take a page out of the Jeff Schultz Book of Blogging this afternoon and offer up a “Digi-Blog” on Georgia State football. He tells me that’s a copyrighted term and that I have to link any and all Digi-Blogs he has produced as payment, so I’m going to do that here. Happy Schultz?
Anyway, I thought this would be a good forum for illustrating the spartan environment Georgia State football is currently operating in. Right now the whole outfit is housed in a suite on the ninth floor of the Citizens Trust Bank Building in the Sweet Auburn Avenue area just off campus. But they will be moving the next month or so into some new digs currently under renovation in the Courtland Building adjacent to the GSU Sports Arena.
Practices begin Friday on a 100-yard field behind Martin Luther King Middle School on Hill Street and next door on a 70-yard artificial turf field belonging to the Boys & Girls Club. Eventually, of course, the Panthers will get their own place. Initially they will play their games at the Georgia Dome.
So, without further adieu, from the tiny lens of my trusty I-Phone, this is Georgia State football:
From outside the Citizens Trust Bank building at 75 Piedmont Avenue there's no way of knowing it is the home of Georgia State football. The football offices are on the ninth floor.
A view of the ninth-floor hallway toward the football offices after turning left off the elevator.
Are we there yet? Only the tiny script outside the door to the football offices lets you know that you have actually arrived.
Georgia State football encapsulated. No only do you have the framed T-shirt and battle cry, but the boxes below speak to the current transitive state of the program.
This is the official countdown clock in the reception area of the football offices. The Panthers won't begin playing game until next fall.
Building blocks for the future of Georgia State football (L-R): QB Drew Little (McDonough), LB Karl Williams (Covington) and WR Mark Hogan (Matthews, N.C.).
Meet the press: Georgia State head coach Bill Curry tells the media how he plans to build up the Panthers from the ground up.