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Georgia Southern 2017 Recruiting: Three Big Questions

One year after putting together the Sun Belt’s best signing class, the Eagles could be shaping up to turn in one of its worst. In February 2016, incoming Georgia Southern Eagles coach Tyson Summers did an excellent job of retaining recruits who might have wavered due to former coach Willie Fritz's departure to Tulane. This year, the team's signing class could be the exact opposite...
Via Underdog Dynasty
January 23, 2017

WATCH: Georgia Southern’s new offensive coordinator talks The Option

“You can control the game from a physicality standpoint in this offense.” This was included with my earlier post on new Georgia Southern Eagles offensive coordinator Bryan Cook, but I wanted to give it its own post as well. Above, watch Cook discuss his option offensive philosophy during his run at Georgia Tech. It’s pretty fascinating stuff and he also goes into how the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
December 09, 2016

Georgia Southern hires Bryan Cook as Offensive Coordinator

The Option is BACK. The Georgia Southern Eagles wasted little time hiring a new offensive coordinator, bringing in Bryan Cook five days after firing its previous OCs on Sunday. BREAKING: Looks like Georgia Tech's Bryan Cook will be new GS offensive coordinator.— Herald GS Sports (@HeraldGSsports) December 9, 2016 Who is Bryan Cook? I had to look it up myself. He spent the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
December 09, 2016

Georgia Southern parts ways with its offensive coordinators

Neither David Dean nor Rance Gillespie will return for the 2017 season. It was announced on Sunday afternoon that neither of the Georgia Southern Eagles’ offensive coordinators will be kept on staff for next season. Dean, Gillespie Relieved of Duties From Georgia Southern StaffLINK: https://t.co/7hBBUZt3T3— GS Football (@GSAthletics_FB) December 4, 2016 Under co-coordinators...
Via Underdog Dynasty
December 04, 2016

Georgia Southern fans are not exactly thrilled about Tyson Summers returning

2017 will be veeeeery interesting. Tom Kleinlein shocked the world, or at least Eagle Nation, Saturday night when he announced Tyson Summers would return as head coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles in spite of a 5-7 record. The team had lost seven of eight before miraculously beating Troy in the season’s final game and the discontent within the fan base was bubbling over by the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
December 04, 2016

TSS Top 50: No. 49 Georgia Southern Eagles

Georgia Southern Eagles 2015 Record: 9-4 overall, 6-2 Sun Belt (beat Bowling Green 58-27 in GoDaddy Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will the revolving door at head coach be too much for the Eagles to overcome in 2016? There are unavoidable negatives when you are a successful FCS or mid-major FBS program. One of those negatives is that bigger schools with deeper pockets will always be...
Via The Student Section
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern working on best recruiting class ever

The Georgia Southern Eagles have the best recruiting class in the Sun Belt conference and they are looking to get even better over the next few days. National Signing Day is Wednesday and the team hopes they can lock up their best class in program history. New head coach Tyson Summers has done a great job bringing in big-name recruits over the last month and they are hoping to bring...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern introduces new HC, says triple option will stay

The Georgia Southern Eagles introduced new head coach Tyson Summers to a large crowd in Statesboro on Saturday. The biggest concern many fans had was that Summers would come in with a ton of changes for the Eagles’ team. It certainly doesn’t seem as if Summers will be making any big changes especially with the offense. The triple option has been a staple in Statesboro for years...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Georgia Southern Cruises To First FBS Bowl Win, Blows Out Bowling Green

In their first year as a full member of the FBS level, the Georgia Southern Eagles made the most of their season by heading to Mobile, Alabama and dominating the Bowling Green Falcons to bring home the GoDaddy Bowl. Early on, the Falcons were in control and jumped out to a two score lead when quarterback Matt Johnson hit Gehrig Dieter for the 51 yard touchdown: After that score...
Via Gamedayr
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Georgia Southern to hire Tyson Summers as head coach

It appears as though the Georgia Southern Eagles have found their replacement for Willie Fritz, who went 17-7 in two season leading the team. According to a report from Football Scoop on Sunday, Georgia Southern is set to hire Tyson Summers as its next head coach. Summers is currently the defensive coordinator at Colorado State. He has had a long career on the defensive side...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU DC Tony Gibson finalist for Georgia Southern job

The Georgia Southern Eagles were shocked when second-year head coach Willie Fritz left for Tulane late last week and they have already began searching for their next head coach. It looks like they are already down to a few names and one of them is a name they are pretty familiar with. According to BlueGoldSports, West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is a finalist for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Georgia Southern, Appalachian State Accept First Ever Bowl Bids

For years, two of the most dominate and consistent teams in all of the FCS subdivision of college football were the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The two schools made the jump to the FBS together, joining the Sun Belt Conference before the 2014 season. Though both schools had winning seasons last year, they were not able to accept a bowl bid based...
Via Gamedayr
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern QB Kevin Ellison suspended first 2 games

The Georgia Southern Eagles football team are entering their second year as a member of the FBS and their first year of postseason-bowl eligibility. In 2014, the team went 8-0 in the Sun Belt and were recognized as conference champions, but were not allowed to compete in a bowl. The team will enter the 2015 season down a key piece of their offense as it was reported Wednesday evening...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats La.-Monroe 57-53, for 1st in Sun Belt

MONROE, La. (AP) Jelani Hewitt drained back-to-back 3-pointers late in the game as Georgia Southern defeated Louisiana-Monroe 57-53, claiming first place in the Sun Belt Conference and knocking the Warhawks a half-game back on Saturday night. Eric Ferguson came off the bench to score a season-high 19 points before fouling out, Hewitt added 15 for Georgia Southern (13-4, 6-2 Sun...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern will wear alternate uniforms for Homecoming this Saturday

The Georgia Southern Eagles, who just happen to be 3-0 in the Sun Belt Conference this season, have announced they will wear alternate uniforms for their Homecoming game this Saturday against Idaho. Here are some pics…. FB: Eagles wear “Traditions” alt jerseys for Homecoming. Replica on sale Tues http://t.co/Ve6npBGVYW. #GATA @GSUStore pic.twitter.com/57KifUev5r — GS Athletics...
Via The Student Section
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern fends off UNC Greensboro 64-62

Georgia Southern didn't score in the final 4 minutes, but still held off North Carolina Greensboro 64-62 on Saturday, surviving a last-second miss. Kyle Doyle, a freshman, hit a 3-pointer with 4:05 remaining that boosted he Eagles (11-12, 4-4 Southern) to a 64-59 lead. It hardly seemed enough in a game with 16 lead changes, but UNC Greensboro (11-13, 4-5) managed three points from...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats South Carolina State 79-61

Angel Matias scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Georgia Southern handily defeated South Carolina State 79-61 on Saturday. Matias was 8 of 12 from the floor to pace the Eagles (5-5). Tre Bussey and Curtis Diamond both added 14 points while Jelani Hewitt chipped in with 13 points. Georgia Southern finished 10 of 23 (43.5 percent) from beyond the arc and shot 50 percent...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern tops Brewton Parker 75-66

Jelani Hewitt scored 26 points as Georgia Southern held off Brewton Parker for a 75-66 win Wednesday night. Georgia Southern (4-5) led by double digits for the majority of the game, but after Brewton Parker closed the gap to 57-50 with 8:33 to play, Hewitt scored 10 consecutive points for the Eagles, including back-to-back 3-pointers, giving Georgia Southern a 67-56 advantage with...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern rolls past Presbyterian 76-66

Jelani Hewitt scored a game-high 26 points and Tre Bussey added 21 as Georgia Southern beat Presbyterian 76-66 on Wednesday. Hewitt shot 9 of 17 from the field and Tre Bussey shot 50 percent as Georgia Southern faced off against Presbyterian in the Riviera bracket consolation round of the Cancun Challenge. Curtis Diamond added five 3-pointers and 18 points for Georgia Southern ...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Will Muschamp’s press conference after loss to Georgia Southern

Will Muschamp speaks to the media following the Florida Gators' 26-20 loss to the FCS-level Georgia Southern Eagles.
Via Gamedayr
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitter Takes: Fans react to Florida’s loss to Ga. Southern

The Georgia Southern Eagles upset the Florida Gators, sending Twitter into a tizzy. Here are some fan reactions to in the aftermath.
Via Gamedayr
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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