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App State AD Cobb Leaves For Georgia State

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Georgia State needs help fast, and they pillaged a fellow Sun Belt school to get it.

Kevin C. Cox

In a release issued Thursday afternoon, Appalachian State revealed that their athletic director of the last 10 years, Charlie Cobb, has accepted the same position at Georgia State.

Cobb has overseen what is easily the most successful period in Appalachian State athletics history, including their move to the FBS division. Under his leadership, App State has seen $50 million in facilities improvements, and three FCS national championships.

Cobb has held a number of sports related roles in the Atlanta area such as assistant executive director for the Atlanta Sports Council and the  Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. He also worked as a sales manager for the Georgia Dome in the mid-nineties.

In his return to Georgia, Cobb will try to lead the Georgia State athletics program, and a football team entering its fifth year of existence, to the same kind of success seen at App State. Aside from his resume, Cobb also adds a competitive familiarity with now in-state rival, Georgia Southern.

It's doubtful that we see an impact soon, as he switches sides so close to football season. But it is notable that Georgia State is finally putting some of that Atlanta money to good use. It'll be interesting to see what kind of changes come, and whether or not Trent Miles will be one of them.

My only real question is if Luda made the call himself.