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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

Georgia Southern junior RB Matt Breida is converting 13.11% of his carries into 20-plus yard gains.

This is an insane figure. Breida is undersized and is in a rushing focused offensive attack (a reason for his low 37.54% market share), but Breida might be the top big play runner in the country. FSU's Dalvin Cook is the only top name close Breida in this category, converting a 20-plus yard gain on 10.24% of his runs.
Source: Rotoworld
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:35:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Georgia Southern redshirt senior LB Antwione Williams could be a middle-round pick.

Williams earned All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention honors last season (65 tackles) but has taken his game to another level for the frisky Eagles. "There’s been a lot of recent chatter about the linebacker who measures 6-feet/2.5-inches, 250-pounds and times 4.7s in the forty," Pauline wrote. "Though more of a two down defender, he’ll be a solid fit on the inside of a 3-4 alignment come Sunday afternoon." Williams currently leads the squad with 67 tackles and seven TFL. He also has 2.5 sacks.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 07:32:00 PM

Georgia Southern junior RB Matt Breida rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Thursday's 37-13 win over Texas State.

Breida averaged a stellar 8.9 YPC in Thursday's victory. His first touchdown saw him bust through a pile at the line of scrimmage for a 37-yard scoring run several minutes into the first quarter. He would strike again early in the second quarter from 48 yards out. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior's now rushed for 1,158 yards with 13 touchdowns. He's gone over 135 yards rushing in six of eight contests. Even in his two least productive games, Breida still rushed for 70 and 78 yards against West Virginia and Appalachian State, respectively.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Georgia Southern junior RB Matt Breida rushed for 78 yards on 14 carries in the school's 31-13 loss to App State.

It was Breida's second lowest rushing total of the season, the first was in week one against West Virginia. Breida is a big play waiting to happen thanks to explosion and speed. He is averaging close to 10 yards per carry for the season. Georgia Southern faces Texas State next.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:05:00 PM


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