3 Georgia Southern Football Players Facing Charges

Georgia Southern had one of its best years in program history, going 10-3 with a bowl game victory over Eastern Michigan. The Eagles were one of the nation’s top running teams in 2018, finishing seventh in the nation in rushing yards per game at 266.2 yards per game.
Head coach Chad Lunsford was given a contract extension to 2023 because of the team’s performance on the field.
The Eagles could be in store for another 10-win season in 2019, but they are facing some adversity off the field. According to The Savannah Morning News, three Georgia Southern football players were arrested for disorderly conduct by the Statesboro police.
The three players, Ivan Corbin Jr., J.D. King, and Logan Wright, were booked into the Bulloch County Jail and later released.
“We are aware of the situation and it will be dealt with internally,” Lunsford said about the situation in a statement from the university. “We are disappointed with the decisions that were made and hopefully we can use it as a learning experience for our entire team as we move forward.”
While the players’ position on the team is to be determined, their impact on the 2019 season is a little more clear. King is transferring in from Oklahoma State, meaning that he will be redshirting this season. He will be able to participate in practices, but will not play in any games.
Corbin Jr. redshirted in 2018 after transferring from Limestone College. The rising redshirt junior is competing for the backup quarterback role behind Shai Werts. Georgia Southern runs a triple-option offense so Corbin Jr. will not need to put the ball in the air that often in 2019.
Wright will have the biggest impact on the Eagles in 2019 as he was fifth on the team in rushing yards last season with 308. Running backs Wesley Fields and Monteo Griffin combined for 1,500 yards last season, but they were seniors in 2018. Wright is one of the most experienced running backs on the roster and he could have a big year in 2019.
College football might be over six months away, but Lunsford will have a big decision on what he does with King, Wright and Corbin Jr.

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