ATHENS — The fact Georgia lacked an indoor football facility was always a big subject among coaches. Evidently that stretches beyond the SEC, and the FBS level.
Jason Eck, recently hired as the offensive line coach at South Dakota State — an FCS school — tweeted this out on Friday:
— Jason Eck (@Coach_Eck) February 19, 2016
It was a rather random call-out. An examination of Eck’s bio doesn’t reveal any obvious ties to Georgia, or even the SEC. He’s a graduate of Wisconsin, and since then has coached at places like Colorado, Idaho, Ball State, Hampton and Western Illinois. He was at Montana State last year.
Georgia broke ceremonial ground on its indoor facility earlier this week. The project is budgeted for $30.2 million and athletics director Greg McGarity has said it will be “transformational.”
Georgia was the last school in the SEC to get an indoor facility. Eck isn’t the first coach at another school to tweak Georgia about it; when defensive coordinator Todd Grantham left Georgia for Louisville in January 2014, one of his first tweets was a picture of Louisville’s indoor facility.
South Dakota State’s indoor facility was completed in the fall of 2014 at an estimated cost of $32 million, according to the school’s web site.