Georgia St. to play Alabama in 2010

Updated: June 17, 2009, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Georgia State is wasting no time jumping into big-time college football.

Georgia State will play at Alabama in its first season in 2010 in a game that will mark Bill Curry's return to the state.

The schools announced Wednesday plans to play on Nov. 20, 2010 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The game will conclude Georgia State's inaugural season.

Curry, Georgia State's coach, said playing at Alabama -- where he coached the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference championship -- "quickens the pace of everything we are doing."

Curry coached at Alabama from 1987 through 1989. Alabama won the 1989 SEC championship.


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