It was the first time Georgia Southern ran the triple option in four long years, but as the Eagles knocked off visiting Savannah State 48-3 in the season opener Saturday at Paulson Stadium, that wasn't the only first.
The Savannah State Tigers have gone through a lot of turmoil this past offseason.
The level of play is higher, but Robert Brown said other than that nothing has really changed.
For most teams, opening week is a good time to see how you match up against non-conference opponents and get a feel for where you're at.
For most college football teams, there are two kinds of players - freshmen and veterans.
The Georgia Southern Cross Country team begins its 2010 season with a trip to Hilton Field at Fort Jackson, S.C., for the Gamecock Invitational on Friday.
The Georgia Southern Eagles lost the leading passer, the leading rusher and the leading receiver from 2009.
AUBURN, Ala. - The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles (2-1) breezed through the first two games of the War Eagle Invitational volleyball tournament hosted by Auburn Friday and Saturday, but fell to AU 3-1 in the third match.
Georgia Southern men's basketball senior point guard Willie Powers suffered a right knee injury that will require surgery. Powers is expected to miss the 2010-2011 season.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have spent the fall learning a new offense, a new defense and a lot of new techniques installed by Jeff Monken and his first-year coaching staff.
By MATT YOGUS
Brent Pry likes to keep things simple.
Jeff Monken has watched Paul Johnson call the plays from the sidelines since 1997.
Georgia Southern middle linebacker Josh Rowe has been a man on a mission throughout fall camp, finding his way into the backfield and helping the defense stop the triple-option offense before it starts.
Despite marked improvement in Saturday's scrimmage at Paulson Stadium, Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken still doesn't feel like the team is where it needs to be with two weeks to go until opening kickoff.
Georgia Southern pitching held Georgia Tech to only five hits and struck out seven as the Eagles held on for a 4-3 win over the visiting Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in the 2014 home opener at J.I. Clements Stadium.
MONTREAL – Georgia Southern cornerback Laron Scott signed a three-year deal to play for the Montreal Alouettes. Scott, who was with the New York Giants organization for the majority of the 2013 season, signed on Tuesday with the Canadian Football League team. He becomes the fourth Eagle to play in the CFL.
Georgia Southern usually has a good turnout on opening weekend.
It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern's 2014 baseball team, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens on Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.
ATHENS - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.
ATHENS - Sam Howard tossed five scoreless innings as the Georgia Southern Eagles rolled to a 9-3 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in game one of a doubleheader at Foley Field.
Jelani Hewitt was the best player on the court.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Anna Claire Knight scored a career-high 31 points, and Angel McGowan added a career-high 26 to lead Georgia Southern to a 90-82 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Davidson Saturday afternoon in Belk Arena.
Georgia Southern is high on talent but short on depth.
Georgia Southern's 2013 baseball season couldn't have gone any better.
Freshman Tyrone Outlaw came off the UNC Greensboro bench to score 17 points and Georgia Southern couldn't find scoring anywhere as the visiting Spartans won 68-56 on Thursday afternoon in a weather-delayed game at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Georgia Southern Men's Basketball has moved its game against UNCG to Thursday, February 13th, at 2 p.m.
The script was flipped on Georgia Southern during its last road trip.
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern men's soccer has a new home with the re-introduction of the Sun Belt Conference for men's soccer. The Eagles will compete in the six-team league beginning in the fall of 2014 with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Lucy Mason led four UNCG scorers in double figures with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Spartans to a 76-65 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern Monday night in Fleming Gymnasium.