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Georgia State, Trent Miles may pursue JuCo QB

Georgia State's new head coach may pursue a JuCo quarterback, as the team transitions to an FBS schedule in 2013.

Kevin C. Cox

Georgia State Panthers new head football coach Trent Miles doesn't have the easiest job in college sports. In fact, Miles may have one of the most difficult jobs, as he inherited a team that went 1-10 in 2012, and will now have an FBS schedule in 2013.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Doug Robertson, Miles revealed that he plans on recruiting players from junior colleges -- and that if he could pick just one position to strengthen, it would be quarterback.

Look at the Indianapolis Colts. You lose Peyton Manning and get a franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck and look what happens. Look at the teams that lose their franchise guy and what happens to them? They struggle. It all starts with the guy that gets the ball in his hands on every play.

Ben McLane served as Georgia State's starting quarterback for the majority of the 2012 season, starting nine of Georgia State's 11 games. McLane, however, didn't fare that well, completing just 139-of-274 passes (50.7%) and throwing just 10 touchdowns while throwing 11 interceptions.

To make matters worse, McLane was sacked 21 times, and lost 227 yards on those sacks.

Needless to say, Miles will be trying to find competition for McLane going forward -- and he'll likely look to solidify Georgia State's offensive line, as the school continues its transition to the FBS.

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