Georgia Southern football is right around the corner with the first game on September 5, at a West Virginia college, GSU will face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Georgia Southern had a successful football season last year. While they were ranked ninth at the start of the season, the Georgia Southern football team ended their season ranked number one and went on to win the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Coach Willie Fritz, head football coach at Georgia Southern, said, “This year there will be no surprises; last year since we were ranked ninth, we surprised everyone.” This year fans will expect the best!
The team has retained many players from the last season so they’ll know more of what to expect this year. The players from last year are familiar with the coaches’ ways and it won’t take
long to explain plays, so they’ll understand everything better. Since the seniors from last season are gone, the team lost some good players, but their spots can be filled with equally good players. For example, Jerick McKinnon was replaced by Matt Breida.
Fritz said, “Everyone has to improve, as a team and individually; there’s always room for improvement.”
Many fans are eager to go to the Georgia Southern vs. Georgia game this year! Officials expect possibly thousands of tickets to be sold, even though there might be more fans in red. There will be many excited fans that will surely expect a good game between these two teams.
“We always want to win,” Fritz says, “ if we don’t have that goal, then we don’t have that mindset.” The team takes it one practice at a time, and one game at a time.