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Blazer Athletics to reveal championship grove

VSU doesn’t only plant seeds in students’ futures but also in honor of their achievements. On Feb. 14, VSU will celebrate earning its seventh Tree Campus USA acknowledgement. Tree Campus USA is a national program established in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. Its goal is to honor colleges with effectual forest management to captivate university community members. This honor ...

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Report: Lee Stalker will join VSU as defensive coordinator

Another former walk-on could potentially roam the sidelines of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. According to Football Scoop, a website that breaks football stories from all over the country, Tiffin’s Lee Stalker will join Gary Goff as the new defensive coordinator for the Blazers. Stalker served as the defensive line coach, run game coordinator and special teams coordinator for the Dragons last season. ...

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Column: Is Goff the right fit for VSU?

There’s a tall ladder to climb for VSU’s next head football coach. Coming off an undefeated season and a national championship win, Kerwin Bell left the Blazers in elite form. It’s now up to Gary Goff to continue the success. For those who yawn at Goff being the new head coach, he may actually be a good hire for the ...

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Head Coach Goff Introductory press conference set for Tuesday

From walk-on to head coach, newly hired Gary Goff comes full circle in Valdosta. VSU will formally introduce Goff Tuesday, Jan. 29 at an introductory press conference at 11 a.m. The conference will be held at The Complex. The press conference is open to the public Goff, a VSU graduate of 1996, comes to back to VSU from NCAA Division ...

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Blazers set expectations for new head coach

The Blazers have found their new head coach. Tiffin University’s head coach, Gary Goff has accepted the job for the head coach vacancy at VSU. With the Blazers coming off an undefeated, national championship season, expectations are high for Goff to come in and continue the winning culture at VSU. Wide receiver Kenny Benjamin believes that the new coach should ...

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New year, new coach, same expectations

Valdosta State held a blowout celebration to honor the best football season in school history. The team was brought out to the stage, received praise from peers, fans and former head coach Kerwin Bell. He mentioned how this team was one of the best he’s ever coached and that it wasn’t easy to leave after his three-year tenure. “They’ve done ...

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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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VSU to celebrate national championship win

Finally. Your National Champions, the VSU Blazers, will be celebrating their historic season this evening in The Complex. All students and fans not enrolled at VSU will be able to attend the celebration of the first undefeated team in school history for free. It’ll start with the Blazers being escorted by VSU’s police department up to the bridge on North ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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What’s next for the Blazers?

The Blazers find themselves in limbo following their Division II National Championship against Ferris State. Three of the coaches leading the team in VSU’s first undefeated football season have pursued careers elsewhere. Head Coach Kerwin Bell took an offensive coordinator position at the University of South Florida. Offensive Line Coach Jeremy Darveau followed and will now coach the Bulls’ front ...

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