Georgia State football coach Trent Miles sat in his office on Wednesday, a seemingly relaxed man after leading the Panthers to a 6-7 record and first-ever bowl appearance.
He spoke confidently about the direction of the program, recruiting (what he could say) and expectations for next season, which includes winning the Sun Belt.
Over the next week, I’ll post three different podcasts in which Miles takes a look back and forward at Georgia State’s offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.
The Panthers will return seven starters on offense and nine on defense.
Because of technical difficulties, the last two minutes of our interview were cut off. Here’s a transcript of the remainder of the interview.
Q: Switching to the running backs, it’s a group that Georgia State has had the worst luck with throughout the years in keeping guys healthy for a whole season. It happened again last year. I think you shuffled through four different starters because of injuries. The good news is that they are all back and healthy. Kendrick Dorn was running during bowl week after coming back from surgery on outside of his knee.
A: He’s running a lot now.
Q: I assume it will be a rotation in the spring as yall try to figure out who will win that job.
A: There’s talent there. That’s why it’s a rotation. Havinng the Henry kid at Alabama, the one guy, or the Nick Chubb at Georgia, the one guy … that’s not going to happen. You utilize everyone’s abilityes and get them playing because that means you have talent. We will use them in the passing game also to help with our receiving numbers. it also creates mismatches on defenses. A guy like Glenn Smith or Taz Batement or Kendrick Dorn or even Kyler Neal can line up with a linebacker covering him. It creates a mismatch.
We will utilize all those guys in different areas. And we are really excited about the commitments we have.
I hope you enjoy the rest of it.