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GSU getting ready to be an underdog

GSU getting ready to be an underdog

    With 10 days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready — as ready as it can be.

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Scholarship may be open to walk-on

Scholarship may be open to walk-on



    On August 30, N.C. State, Georgia Southern’s opening game opponent, will likely start 6-foot-4, 235-pound quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who transferred to the Wolfpack from Florida after the 2012 season and sat out last year.

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Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 2: Getting used to the grind

Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 2: Getting used to the grind



    Note: “Jerick’s journey into the NFL” will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.

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Updated: aug. 17, 2014 11:14 p.m.
Full dress rehearsal for Georgia Southern

Full dress rehearsal for Georgia Southern



    The Georgia Southern Eagles spent the last scrimmage of fall camp at Paulson Stadium simulating gameday scenarios on Saturday morning — crowd noise pumped over the speaker system included — and left the hundreds of fans in attendance, the coaching staff and the players feeling pretty good overall.

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Local Roundup: GSU VB wraps 1st practice week

Local Roundup: GSU VB wraps 1st practice week

    The Georgia Southern volleyball team finished its first full week of practice with an intrasquad scrimmage Friday, and head coach Dustin Wood is happy with the progress so far this preseason.

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It's official — A new era at Georgia Southern

It's official — A new era at Georgia Southern

    On Thursday at the 2014 Fall Coaches Luncheon luncheon, attended by local businesses, fans and friends of the Georgia Southern athletics department, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore made it official with a proclamation — it's a new era for Georgia Southern athletics.

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GSU tight ends adjust to new offense

GSU tight ends adjust to new offense

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Eagles get their kicks

Eagles get their kicks


       

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My Take: Two things GSU better be good at

My Take: Two things GSU better be good at

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans — whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

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Local Roundup: GSU soccer begins fall camp

Local Roundup: GSU soccer begins fall camp

    Georgia Southern men’s soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.

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Georgia Southern's McKinnon begins journey into the NFL

Georgia Southern's McKinnon begins journey into the NFL

Note: “Jerick’s journey into the NFL” will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald. This series is brought to you by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company.

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Updated: aug. 10, 2014 9:16 a.m.
Upshaw leads rushers at Georgia Southern scrimmage

Upshaw leads rushers at Georgia Southern scrimmage

    It’s fair to say that after Georgia Southern’s first fall scrimmage, there’s competition for the quarterback spot.

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Georgia Southern all set for first fall scrimmage

Georgia Southern all set for first fall scrimmage

    During Jeff Monken's four years as Georgia Southern's head coach, the Eagles didn't shy away from contact in practice.

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Georgia Southern D-line digs in

Georgia Southern D-line digs in

    Once toe meets leather and the Georgia Southern Eagles play N.C. State on Aug. 30, one of the more interesting storylines to follow will be who trots out there to play defensive line.

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Receivers ready for bigger role in Eagles' offense

Receivers ready for bigger role in Eagles' offense



    Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it’s a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

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Georgia Southern LBs handing out hits

Georgia Southern LBs handing out hits



    Edwin Jackson, Georgia Southern’s leading tackler in 2013, was named preseason second-team, All-Sun Belt and its a good thing, because he’s really the only linebacker in the mix that played a lot of football last year.

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Georgia Southern O-line ahead of the curve

Georgia Southern O-line ahead of the curve



    If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.

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Georgia Southern secondary looks to have a logjam

Georgia Southern secondary looks to have a logjam

    Every coach at the Sun Belt Football Media Day last week in New Orleans said pretty much the same thing about winning in the conference — you need a good quarterback and a good defense.

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Eagles get started

Eagles get started



    It was all business when the Georgia Southern Eagles took to the Beautiful Eagle Creek practice fields on Thursday morning for the first day of fall camp.

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Eagles back in action

Eagles back in action



    The NCAA has made things a lot easier for a first-year head football coach to install his system.

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ULL AD, Georgia Southern alum Farmer offers perspective

ULL AD, Georgia Southern alum Farmer offers perspective

    Scott Farmer has a unique perspective on Georgia Southern’s transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision Sun Belt Conference.

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Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

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Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

    When Georgia Southern’s Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.

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Georgia Southern AD, SBC commish address potential NCAA changes

Georgia Southern AD, SBC commish address potential NCAA changes

    On Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at the Sun Belt Football Media Day, SBC commissioner Karl Benson expressed his support for a recent proposal that would change the NCAA Division-I landscape.

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Getting to know gameday in the Sun Belt

Getting to know gameday in the Sun Belt



    NEW ORLEANS -- Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have long been known for having two of the best gameday atmospheres in the Football Championship Subdivision.

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Sun Belt commissioner has faith in 'Power-5'

Sun Belt commissioner has faith in 'Power-5'



    NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference's 11 institutions are prepared to pay more to remain part of major college football, commissioner Karl Benson said Tuesday.

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Georgia Southern Eagles meet Sun Belt media

Georgia Southern Eagles meet Sun Belt media



    NEW ORLEANS — The one word that was thrown around all day was “unknown.”

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 7:06 p.m.
My Take: Georgia Southern officially in Sun Belt... so what now?

My Take: Georgia Southern officially in Sun Belt... so what now?

As the Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day gets underway today in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans — a long, long way from the Southern Conference event in the Spartanburg, S.C., Marriott — there will be many, many more questions than answers for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

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