The Real GSU Gets New A.D.

August 15, 2014 5:31 am

by Tim Darnell · 9 comments

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 …

John Konop August 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

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 August 15, 2014 at 7:46 am

Here are some good goals
1) win a single game this season
2) expand seating capacity
3) get a fight song that doesn’t belong on Sesame Street

More Peach Pundit Atlanta-centric bias again.

October 25: The true South will rise!

Ed August 15, 2014 at 8:01 am

Why/how could GSU expand the Dome’s seating capacity?

Bob the Eagle August 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

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Ed August 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

That’s bold talk for a team that’s just joined the FBS.


Bob the Eagle August 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

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.

Bob the Eagle August 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

And how could I forget: Lambuth

Ed August 15, 2014 at 9:09 am

Be in a city that people know exists. Produce Georgia’s greatest citizen (me). Then you can be bold.

Ellynn August 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

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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