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Georgia Southern has vacated three wins from the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The Eagles are erasing these wins off the face of the earth due to a two-year NCAA investigation which revealed that the program played an ineligible student-athlete in three separate victories -- against Savannah State and St. Francis in 2013 and Louisiana-Monroe in 2014. While it is disappointing to vacate these three victories, we get to put this chapter behind us," said Georgia Southern ADTom Kleinlein. "The student-athletes on this year's football team, and teams moving forward, are not affected by the NCAA's ruling and our goals are still in front of us."
Jul 24 - 12:11 PM

The NCAA Committee on Infractions placed Georgia Southern on two years' probation.

In addition to the two-year probationary period, Georgia Southern will also be docked two scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Plus, a 10 percent reduction in official visits and a 10 percent reduction in football evaluations for that academic year. According to the NCAA's report, the sanctions stem from a pair of former staff members who skirted the academic rules for several student-athletes. A former assistant compliance director provided a player with a flash drive that contained previously completed coursework, which the player then turned in as his own in one incident, while a former assistant director of student-athlete services turned in 10 extra-credit assignments for a pair of students without their knowledge in another.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 7 - 1:49 PM

Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson indicated that the first conference title game in 2018 will likely occur at the home site of one of the qualifying teams.

"We have great fan bases. We have some great facilities within the Sun Belt that we think could and would showcase Sun Belt football," Benson said. "So I think, in the early stages, the route that we will take will be on one of our campuses." He also said that there are no current plans for the conference to expand after Idaho and New Mexico State are dropped in 2017 and Coastal Carolina added in 2018. "It now allows us to shrink our boundaries and maximize the geography," Benson noted. Entering the offseason, the Sun Belt and the Big 12 were the last two FBS conferences without championship games. Both have remedied that this month.
Jun 11 - 7:36 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that the Sun Belt will add a conference title game in 2018.

The Big 12 and Sun Belt had been the only remaining FBS conferences not to utilize title games as of last month. No longer the case on either count. The Big 12 voted for the title game unanimously at the beginning of June and now, per McMurphy, the Sun Belt is following suit. They will first wait for Idaho and New Mexico State to leave the conference in 2017. Coastal Carolina is coming on board in 2018 to give the Sun Belt an even 10 teams. A Wednesday afternoon conference call with commissioner Karl Benson and Texas State president Dr. Denise Trauth should provide more details as to how the title game will be implemented.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 8 - 2:02 PM

Former Georgia Tech graduate WR Michael Summers transferred to Georgia Southern.

Here is a bit of an odd one. Summers left the Yellow Jackets in the middle of the 2015 campaign because, according to HC Paul Johnson, he "didn't want to play anymore." Perhaps he just didn't want to play for Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound receiver hails from Statesboro, Georgia, so the move to Georgia Southern is something of a return home. In a statement released by the Eagles, Summers said, "It means the world to me to be able to come back to my hometown and play for the school that I grew up watching."
May 17 - 2:45 PM

Lions selected Georgia Southern LB Antwione Williams with the No. 169 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Williams (6'3/240) made 31 starts at Georgia Southern, amassing 20.5 career tackles for loss, seven sacks, and six forced fumbles. He was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt pick as both a junior and senior. Williams needed big pre-draft workouts to put himself more on the NFL map, but came up short with a 4.80 forty and 9-foot-10 broad jump at the Eagles' Pro Day. As an average to slightly above-average athlete whose lower-level college production failed to stand out, Williams has a sketchy NFL outlook.
Apr 30 - 3:31 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Georgia Southern S Antonio Glover will make an official pre-draft visit to the Indianapolis Colts.

Glover met with the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions earlier this week. He has "solid game film," per Pauline, and had a decent Pro Day workout on Wednesday as well, running in the low 4.4s.
Apr 8 - 12:44 PM

Georgia Southern signed four-star ATH Darion Anderson.

Anderson was committed to Georgia's cause from March through December, but he de-committed after Mark Richt's firing. The 6-foot, 170-pounder projects either to corner or wideout, with ESPN 300 calling him "sudden, shifty and explosive." Given that Georgia Southern's offense is predicated on an option attack--HC Willie Fritz has left for Tulane, but the team's new offensive coordinators have indicated they won't be phasing out the option--they might be looking at Anderson as a corner, though we should have a better idea once he's begun practicing with the team.
Feb 6 - 7:58 PM

Georgia Southern redshirt senior S Antonio Glover has accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Glover was named an All-Sun Belt first-teamer for his work during the 2015 campaign. Said work included six interceptions, which tied a school record. In addition to his six picks, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt senior recorded 56 tackles (one for loss) with a singular sack. On the micro level, three of those interceptions and a season-high seven tackles came in the second game of the season, when he schooled Western Michigan. He'll have a chance to shine in front of NFL scouts when the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kicks off on January 23.
Jan 3 - 9:58 PM

Georgia Southern junior QB Favian Upshaw rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns in Wednesday's 58-27 win over Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl.

Upshaw also completed 1-of-3 passes for 17 yards, but he was a true terror on the ground in the triple-option attack. Especially in the second half. That's when he scored all four of his touchdowns as the Eagles outscored the Falcons 35-0 after the break. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior averaged a silly 16.6 YPC. He entered the contest having rushed for more than 100 yards in just one game, but closed out the 2015 campaign on one heck of a high note.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Georgia Southern named Colorado State DC Tyson Summers as their next head coach.

The news of Summers' hiring first broke Sunday afternoon. It's official now. Summers replaces Willie Fritz, who took the head coaching job at Tulane earlier this offseason. Southern AD Tom Kleinlein said, "What we get in Tyson is someone who knows Georgia, someone who was born and raised in Georgia, someone who has recruited Georgia his entire career." Summers' introductory press conference is slated for Saturday. He's a first-time head coach.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:34:00 PM

According to FootballScoop, Colorado State DC Tyson Summers has been hired as Georgia Southern's next head coach.

The last of the coaching dominoes may have finally fallen. Should reports prove true, Summers would be filling the last available FBS head coaching gig. Georgia Southern's looking to replace Willie Fritz, who jumped ship when he accepted the head coaching job at Tulane. Summers has served as a defensive coordinator for UAB, Central Florida and Colorado State over the past four years. This would be his first head coaching job.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Georgia Southern junior RB Matt Breida rushed for 45 yards on eight carries before exiting with a lower leg injury in Saturday's 34-7 loss to Georgia State.

Breida suffered the leg injury in the first half and was taken to the locker room for treatment. He would later take to the exercise bike, but did not re-enter the contest. With the Eagles already locked into the GoDaddy Bowl, there was little reason for the team to risk their star's health. For the season, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior's rushed for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging in excess of eight yards a carry. Not too shabby.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Georgia Southern redshirt senior LB Antwione Williams accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-2.5, 250-pounder has a 4.7s forty and has reportedly been drawing buzz in scouting circles. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Williams could be a middle-round pick. The East-West Shrine Game goes down in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 23rd.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Georgia Tech junior WR Micheal Summers has left the team.

According to HC Paul Johnson, Summers said that he "didn't want to play anymore." The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior finishes his Yellow Jackets career having caught 29 passes for 434 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns were scored during the 2015 campaign. He should be on track to graduate in the spring, which means that if he happens to have a change of heart, he would be eligible to play immediately after any possible transfer.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:56:00 PM


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