Georgia State key: communication

Georgia State’s two new coordinators must be good communicators this season.

Along with new coach Trent Miles came a new coaching staff, including Jeff Jagodzinski leading the offense and Jesse Minter leading the defense.

Both bring a history of success stories in terms of developing teams and players: Jagodzinski helped develop Matt Ryan at Boston College, while Minter’s defense at Indiana State was one of the best in the FCS last season.

This season, for several reasons, may be their biggest challenges.

Neither the offense nor the defense is flush with game-breaking players, but there are enough to compete, provided the players are put into position to succeed, something that fans complain didn’t happen often enough under the previous coaching staff.

Putting players into positions to succeed will depend upon how effective the coordinators and other assistants are at teaching the multiple offense and the hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense that the team will use.

Keep in mind that the veterans have cycled through different quarterbacks on offense and different schemes on defense the past three years. Some stability and good communication, is required.