July 2, 2008
Statesboro - Chris Hatcher's first season at Georgia Southern was certainly historic.
Hatcher's Eagles offense led the entire nation in rushing.
Something that had Hatcher joking he turned in his wings to his college coaches Hal Mumme and Mike Leach who taught him the spread offense at Valdosta State.
Much of the Eagles rushing yardage last year came from now graduated quarterback Jayson Foster.
This season, the Eagles will throw the football more but Hatcher says his team will be young with plenty of redshirt and true freshmen seeing playing time.
One big advantage is the adjustment period for year one is over.
Chris Hatcher said "Our team I guess they know a little bit more about us. They understand where we are coming from and what direction we want to go in. We have had the best offseason that I have ever been associated with as a head coach in year two. Hopefully, we are continuing to grow and get the program the way that I want it to be run."
Georgia Southern will open the season at Georgia on August 30th.