Georgia State is making a bold move to the Sun Belt Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision.
In only its third season, Georgia State bid farewell to the Football Championship Subdivision by closing the 2012 season with a 51-7 loss to Maine. The Panthers finished 1-10 and were outscored 424-191 in their final season with Bill Curry as coach.
Now Georgia State takes its 10-23 record to the FBS.
The Panthers have a new coach, Trent Miles, and continue to look for their new quarterback as they prepare for a schedule that includes Alabama and West Virginia.
Three sophomores - Ben McLane, who started nine games in 2012, Ronnie Bell and junior college transfer Clay Chastain - are competing at quarterback. Bell made two starts last year.
Here are five things to watch as keys to Georgia State's season:
1. ESTABLISH TOUGHNESS: Miles is determined to install more than schemes. He's emphasizing a new, tough mindset. He said he wants the Panthers to believe ''we are an attitude f...