Georgia State football loses assistant coach

Georgia State assistant coach Tony Samuel has resigned to accept a position at UNLV.

Sports Illustrated was the first to report the move.

A message has been left for Georgia State coach Trent Miles.

In Samuel’s one year at Georgia State, the Panthers’ defensive line became one of the team’s most-improved groups. The team went 6-7, playing in its first bowl game. The Panthers finished in the top four in the Sun Belt in scoring defense (28.3 points per game), total defense (405.6 yards per game), rushing defense (181.4 ypg) and pass efficiency defense (120.3).

The group returns starters Shawanye Lawrence, Jalen Lawrence and Mackendy Cheridor, as well as several key backups.

Samuel is the only assistant to leave the staff during the offseason.

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