The Real GSU Gets New A.D.

And it will be Charlie Cobb, according to this morning’s AJC.

Cobb replaces Cheryl Levick, who oversaw the additional of football to the school; hired Trent Miles to replace Bill Curry as head coach, then Ron Hunter to coach men’s basketball.

Levick now becomes a personal assistant to GSU President Mark Becker.

Cobb steps into a huge role. Not only is GSU trying to raise $2.5 million to build a strength and conditioning facility for football; $5.5 million for a sports performance center; and $3.875 million for an academic performance center; but it also wants $300 million to transform Turner Field into an athletic complex for the school.

The most immediate task at hand, though? October 25, when Georgia Southern comes to town …


  1. John Konop says:

    Turner field idea could be a win…..but it needs to be in conjunction with upgrading the housing and commercial development around the area. If done right this could be a real value add for Atlanta.

      • Bob the Eagle says:

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        : the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny

          • Bob the Eagle says:

            Georgia Southern: 1906
            Georgia State: 1913

            When your first undefeated football season was 90 years ago in 1924, you have six National Championships, you’re coming off an SEC victory, you land a top rated Sunbelt recruiting class, and just completed 22 million dollars in stadium upgrades and expansion you can afford to be a little bold.

            Although, I understand if my team’s big splash was 3-8, 1-11, and 0-12 and high school teams across the street had higher actual attendance, I’d be a little afraid of bold talk too.

                • Ellynn says:

                  I knew about Statesboro when I was a little girl living in the middle of Wisconsin… I just didn’t know why is was all painted blue…

                  And no, I have no dog in this fight…

                  Go Badgers!!!!

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