There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.
First Georgia State added football in 2010, followed by Mercer University, which will take to the gridiron this fall for the first time in seven decades.
Next up will be the Kennesaw State Owls, who will hit the field in 2015 with their newly-named head coach Brian Bohannon. Brimming with energy, the former Georgia Tech assistant said he's ready to start recruiting players.
“There’s so much to sell at Kennesaw State. I mean we have an 83,000-seat stadium, all chair back with 12 suites, a brand new football locker room in the stadium with a hundred brand new lockers. We have brand new student housing that are like apartments,” Bohannon said.
Mercer coach Bobby Lamb said he believes there haven’t been enough football schools in Georgia to absorb all the high school-level talent. “We’re finally catching up where we can keep these young men at home and they can play all different levels of college football here in the state of Georgia,” he said.