July 23, 2008
    Midget heading to Georgia State
    The Notebook
    Tech graduate assistant and former player Anthony Midget will be leaving his position as a graduate assistant here in Blacksburg to take a position as the defensive backs coach at Georgia State, which announced back earlier this year that it will be adding football starting with the 2010 season. Georgia State named former Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky head coach Bill Curry its first head coach back in June.

    “It’s all about opportunities,” Midget said. “I’ll be able to coach my guys and I’ll be working for a former coach of the year [Curry was the national coach of the year in 1989]. The former head coach at East Carolina, John Thompson, is our defensive coordinator and [offensive coordinator] John Bond was the offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech last year. I feel I can learn a lot from these guys and I just can’t pass up that opportunity.”

    Curry and Tech head coach Frank Beamer are close friends, while Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Thompson and friends in the profession as well. The two of them gave Midget glowing recommendations.

    Midget begins his new job on Aug. 1st. Georgia State, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, will sign its first recruiting class in February.

    Midget, a native of Clewiston, Fla., played as a true freshman in 1996 and lettered four straight years. His final game was the national championship game against Florida State in January of 2000.  

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