To mix things up, I thought I’d do a look-ahead to Georgia State’s August camp in a different format, A-to-Z:
I’ll continue to post one letter a day on the blog for the next 26 days:
Today is …
J is for Jeff Jagodzinski
The former Boston College coach has been in charge of Georgia State’s offense for the past two years when he joined Trent Miles’ new staff.
The offense has had more ups than downs and seems capable of breaking school records this year with some health (something it hasn’t had) and some luck (also something it hasn’t had).
The team averaged 22.7 points per game on 375.3 yards per game last year. Those numbers were drug down by the pitiful 60-plus yard shutout at Appalachian State. The passing game was solid with an average of 279 yards per game with quarterback Nick Arbuckle playing with a fourth-string running back and an offensive line decimated by injuries.
This year’s offense returns almost all of the skill position players and several starters on the offensive line.
So what records could fall this season?
Rushing attempts: 27, Marcus Caffey vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 2014
Rushing yards: 201, Donald Russell vs. Rhode Island, 2012
Rushing touchdowns: 3, Marcus Caffey vs. Louisiana-Lafeytte, 2014.
Passing yards: 414, Nick Arbuckle vs. Air Force, 2014; Drew Little vs. Old Dominion, 2010.
Pass completions: 32, Nick Arbuckle vs. Texas State, 2014; Drew Little vs. Old Dominion, 2010
Touchdown passes: 4, set several times.
Total offense: 438, Nick Arbuckle vs. Abilene Christian, 2014.
Total plays, 56: Ronnie Bell vs. Troy, 2013.
Touchdown responsibility: 5, Kelton Hill vs. Campbell, 2011.
Receiving yards: 186, Donovan Harden vs. Georgia Southern, 2014.
Receiving touchdowns, 4, Donovan Harden vs. Georgia Southern, 2014
Rushing attempts: 128, Donald Russell, 2011
Rushing yards: 747, Donald Russell, 2012
Rushing touchdowns: 9, Donald Russell, 2011
Passing yards: 3,283, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Pass completions: 259, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Completion percentage: 62.1, Drew Little, 2010
Touchdown passes: 23, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Total offense: 3,293, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Total plays: , 502, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Touchdown responsibility: 25, Nick Arbuckle, 2014
Receptions: 71, Albert Wilson, 2013
Receiving yards: 1,177, Albert Wilson, 2013
Receiving touchdowns: 8, Albert Wilson, 2013