Georgia State University will honor Bill Curry, the architect and head coach of the Panthers' football program, Saturday during a home contest with Old Dominion (3:30 p.m.). Curry, who's planning on retiring at season's end, will be honored in variety of ways according to Doug Roberson of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
After the team's 12 seniors are honored, Curry will receive a special presentation from University president Mark Becker and athletics director Cheryl Levick. Curry's wife, Carolyn, will participate in the coin toss. Georgia State's marching band will honor him by spelling out "Curry" in its pre-game formation. During the game, tributes from Curry's former players, coaches and colleagues will be played on the Georgia Dome's video board. The Georgia Lottery Corporation will give rally towels featuring Curry's signature to the first 3,000 fans through the gates.
A former headman for BCS programs like the Alabama Crimson Tide (1987-98) and Kentucky Wildcats ('90-96), Curry was picked as the Panthers first head coach in '08.
Since then, Curry has helped grow the football program helping them go 9-13 in his two previous seasons. This season, the Panthers have compiled a disappointing 1-8 overall record and will be looking to upset Old Dominion (7-1, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Conference) on Saturday.
If Curry can helped lead GSU past Old Dominion, it would be a staple win in a career field with a lot of accomplishments.
Also being honored Saturday will be 12 seniors who will all play their final game in the Georgia Dome.