Georgia State key: quarterbacks

Georgia State needs improvement from its quarterbacks.

Both of Georgia State’s young quarterbacks, Ben McLane and Ronnie Bell, struggled last season. Each completed 50.7 percent of his passes, and they combined to throw 23 interceptions compared with 14 touchdowns.

Coach Trent Miles signed Clay Chastain from Georgia Military College to try to improve the competition.

Chastain, who starred at Harrison High, looked to be an instant starter. He has the size (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) and the stats at GMC (1,907 yards passing and 20 touchdowns). However, he didn’t impress during the spring, arguably looking the worst of the three. He later said that most of his experience came in the shotgun formation and not from under center, which is what most of spring practice focused on. However, it also must be pointed out that Chastain was at a new school, with new teammates and learning a new offense, so some patience is required.

Each has strengths: McLane is accurate in practice, Bell has a very strong arm and Chastain has a pedigree. It’s almost too bad that they can’t be blended into one player.