According the this report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via John Clay’s blog), Bill Curry will become the first head coach of the Georgia State University’s brand new football program. Hopefully, for the sake of the GSU faithful and their quarterback, Curry’s attitudes towards offensive schemes have evolved since the days of running the option every play, most notably in freshman Tim Couch’s debut as a starter…in The Swamp.
In all seriousness, this seems to be what Curry really wants. He has been itching to get back into football, and his random musings and ramblings in the booth haven’t satisfied his desire. He was a finalist for the Georgia Tech AD job last year. GSU will begin play in 2010 and play their home games in the Georgia Dome.
Curry started at GT in 1980, moved to Alabama in ’86, and UK in ’90. He was named the ACC Coach of the Year in ’85 at GT, and the National Coach of the Year in ’89 while a Bammer. He sputtered and fizzled out while at Kentucky, but not before attempting to maim and kill the biggest recruit in the program’s history. He has spent the last ten years verbally flailing about on ESPN.
Now, he’ll take over a football team that has never set foot on a field. It’s a natural progression, really.
Addendum: I wrote this last night and saved it, so any similarities to BTI, comment-makers, or anything else is sheerly coincidental.
Addendum to the first addendum: Oh, and yes, I could easily delete this post, but I don’t want to. Give me Bill Curry banter in the comments section!!!
Addendum to the addendum regarding the original addendum: If you’d like to argue about U.S. soccer, see BTI’s post below.