Monday, June 13, 2011
What a great ride it has been. I've had hundreds of comments and kind words since October 23, 2009 when my first post went live (it's HERE if you don't remember or haven't been around that long).
Today will be the final day that this blog will exist on this site. Fear not, Bruce and I will be blogging for the front page of our great friends at www.PantherTalk.com full time. Please check out our work on the front page and also dive into the mayhem that is the Message Board Forums. You also can purchase Panther gear via a strategic partner in Football Fanatics.
I want to personally thank each and every one of you who have read these pages the last 19 months. Thank you for reading and I look forward to seeing you on PantherTalk.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Former Georgia State starting pitcher David Buchanan was selected to start for the Northern Division in the 2011 South Atlantic League All-Star game. The Peachtree City native was selected by the Phillies in the 7th round of the 2010 MLB Draft after his Junior season. He was previously selected in the 6th round of the 2009 draft by the Mets but optioned to stay at Georgia State for another season.
David currently plays for the Lakewood Blueclaws (you cannot help but to love minor league baseball at least for the mascot names) and leads the league in wins (8) and has the 6th best ERA (2.85).
Congratulations to David as he is well on his way to advancing in the Phillies minor league system!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Not much in depth but a score prediction from the AJC's Mark Bradley:
Georgia State will go 8-3. It will, however, lose 51-10 at Houston on Sept. 24. Which, when you consider the Panthers lost 63-7 at Alabama last season, will be a sign of progress.If we go 8-3 in 2011, I'll do backflips down Decatur Street. This would be an tremendous success.
Another FCS team entering the fray and not getting the response from a football only invite that they would like. I still believe that Georgia State is much better positioned for the long term than the 49ers but I'd be suprised if Commissioner Yeager doesn't offer a football only invite to Charlotte as his league is quickly falling apart.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This. Is. Huge.
I'm extremely please that we snagged Moody.
From ESPN Scouts, Inc. in 2009:
Moody has one of the best upsides of any defensive prospect in the past few high school classes. He has natural physical gifts and is well-developed for his age. He's tall, athletically built and has a very wide wingspan and long body that should fill out.He is a tremendous talent and the highest rated defensive player we've ever had on our campus.
I expect him to immediately fight for playing time and should immediately help us at LB. Our LB corps are in great shape moving forward even with the Muasau brothers graduating. Moody will be a RS Sophomore having 3 years helps a ton and I could see him developing into an All conference/All-American type player by his Senior season. He's extremely hungry and makes plays all over the place.
He was asked recently why he chose Georgia State. Moody's response: "It's Georgia. [My] Family can come to my games."
Welcome to the family Dexter!
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