Summers Introduces Bryan Cook As Offensive Coordinator

Devin Conway

Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers and newly hired offensive coordinator Bryan Cook held a press conference on Monday morning, where they discussed last year’s performance, schematic changes and recruiting among a number of other football related topics.

Summers began with a brief statement before introducing Cook, who also made a brief statement, before fielding questions. 

Cook spoke a lot about his time at Georgia Tech under Paul Johnson, and the knowledge and experience that he hopes to bring to the GS football program. 

During his tenure at Georgia Tech, he faced GS twice. He said that he was really impressed by how hard the Eagles played and the confidence they brought onto the field during those two match-ups.

Cook stated that he was excited to become a part of a program that has been so successful throughout its history and that the high expectations of Eagle fans and the program alike help to create a winning culture. 

He emphasized that he would be bringing in an option offense, with a majority of the offensive sets being run from the shotgun. He also mentioned the importance of tempo in methodically wearing down opposing defenses.

“I would like to be a no-huddle team,” Cook said.

Cook mentioned that a duel-threat quarterback and depth at the running back position are essential components of the option offense, and that he would like to be both more explosive and more efficient in the passing game. 

Following Cook’s Q-and-A session, Summers came back to field some questions himself. 

Summers was asked about Adrian Peterson’s recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, and he said that Peterson was a huge part of the program’s history and that Eagle fans should take pride in this landmark achievement. 

He talked a lot about being able to make adjustments on the fly and the different points of emphasis he would stress to the team as they head into spring training.

He admitted that the Eagles need to do a better job at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and being more aggressive in forcing turnovers.

When asked about any specific goals for the upcoming season, he kept it short and to the point. 

Summers said, “We better win.”