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Georgia State’s football team will start spring practice on March 24 at the practice complex on MLK Drive.
The team returns nine starters on defense and seven on offense.
This is an interesting year for coach Trent Miles as he looks to build momentum on last year’s 6-7 season, which included the first bowl appearance in program history.
The team will open its season hosting Ball State on Sept. 1 or 2.
This is the second in a 10-part blog series on the people I’m most excited to watch this spring.
No. 10 was Andrew Everett.
No. 9 was Jonathan Ifedi.
No. 8 was Ari Werts
No. 7 was Rick Minter
No. 6 was Cloves Campbell
Most of these are people who either didn’t play last year, didn’t play a lot last year, or are trying to replace the few key starters who graduated and/or used up their eligibility.
Nos. 10-4 are in no particular order. The final three are.
Stats from last season: Seventeen tackles in 11 games.
Why is he on the list? Because he is one of several candidates to replace Joseph Peterson, the school’s all-time leading tackler. The difference between Curney and the others is Curney actually played the position last year when Peterson was out injured.
Why am I interested to watch him practice? That Curney was trusted to start as a freshman, when the team was relatively deep at linebacker, shows his potential. Now, it will be interesting to see if Curney can hold off the competitors, a group that includes Niemus Bryant, Trey Payne, Jameel Spencer and Justin Otiwu. Some of those guys may play inside, outside of outside.
Here are more posts:
Georgia State football
Georgia State spring tour dates
Results of Georgia State’s pro day
Georgia State spring game set
Sun Belt schedule superlatives
2016 Georgia State Sun Belt football schedule
Podcast: The Sun Belt retraction excitation
Sun Belt football will condense to 10 teams
10 questions with Georgia State QB Conner Manning
10 questions with Georgia State QB Aaron Winchester
Georgia State and North Carolina schedule home-and-home football series;
Georgia State loses an assistant football coach;
Georgia State schedules home-and-home series with Vanderbilt;
How did Georgia State do on ESPN channels;
Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s special teams and recruiting
Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s offense
Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s defense
Georgia State finds out its Sun Belt opponents for 2016
Georgia State welcomes six early enrollees
Georgia State adds Tennessee State to football schedule
Georgia State’s Hart named All-American
Georgia State basketball
The six-part series on what went wrong for the team in 2016:
Part I: Lack of chemistry.
Part II: Issues at point guard.
Part III: No fast-break game.
Part IV: No post player.
Part V: Not enough shots.
Part VI: Freshmen development.
Georgia State shut out of Sun Belt awards
Georgia State’s Bruise Brothers get last home game
An update on Georgia State’s practice facility;
Georgia State/Atlanta bid to host the Sun Belt basketball tournament;
Video: Ron Hunter after the loss to UALR
Ongoing football review/preview series
Ongoing 2016 schedule previews