Darryl Slater of The Post and Courier reported yesterday that South Carolina's defensive coordinator, Lorenzo Ward, may be in line to replace Bill Curry at Georgia State. Curry will retire after this season.
Ward also knows Curry, because Curry’s three seasons at Alabama (1987-89) were Ward’s final three playing for the Crimson Tide.
So would Ward be interested in the Georgia State job?
“You can’t ever say no in this business, but I have a great job,” Ward said Wednesday morning.
Curry earns an average base salary of $350,000, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ward earned about $285,000 last season as USC’s defensive backs coach. His promotion before the bowl game to defensive coordinator bumped his salary to $550,000 for 2012 and $575,000 for 2013.
Ward eventually wants to become a head coach, but FCS coaches do not make the kind of money he is making now. Of course, Georgia State will be in the FBS next year and will presumably pay its new coach according...