The Georgia State Panthers season has ended. Lets recap the Panther’s disappointing season.
Georgia State’s season is now over and all the playoff rankings are out and teams are gearing up for their bowl games. Sadly, the Panthers will not be attending a bowl game this year after going to their first bowl game last season.
This 3-9 campaign was a disappointment to say the least. Even though the Panthers were breaking in a new quarterback, they were coming off a pretty successful year that saw them clinch their first ever bowl berth.
They started off the season with four straight losses. However, one of those losses came at Wisconsin and the Panthers almost squeaked out an upset victory losing 23-17. They did not win their first game until Texas State came to town and the Panthers knocked them off 41-21. They rounded out the season with just two more wins to finish 3-9.
Head coach Trent Miles was fired on November 13, 2016. Coach Miles finished with a 9-38 record at Georgia State. Wide Receivers coach Tim Lappano took over and became the interim head coach for the rest of the year. As of right now, the Panthers are still in their search for a new head coach.
With the Georgia Dome in its last season, one thing the Panthers did do this year was secure a new place to play. for 22.8 million dollars Georgia State purchased Turner field and construction to renovate it into a football stadium should be done for kickoff in the fall of 2017.
While the season was a disappointment and the search for a new head coach continues, Georgia State fans have to look forward to next year as whichever quarterback is the starter for 2017 will have more experience. The team will hopefully improve going into next year under a new head coach.
Stay tuned for more on the head coaching search and recruiting updates!