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Georgetown College football slate is set for the 2015 year. The Tigers will be road warriors this year with six of their 10 games away from Toyota Stadium, including the final three games of the regular season.
The last time GC had just four home games was in 2010. The team went 8-2 in the regular season and advanced to the national playoffs for the first time in several years.
The Tigers have nine Mid-South Conference games – five of which are East Divisional matchups. The season kicks off with a trip to Lebanon, Tenn. to face Cumberland University. Georgetown is 10-3 all-time against the Bulldogs. The team is 4-3 when playing in Lebanon.
GC opens at home Sept. 12 with its lone homestand of the season. The Tigers will have a rematch with No. 7 Lindsey Wilson College and then host Reinhardt University on Sept. 19. Both teams are in the West Division this season. Georgetown is 4-1 against the Blue Raiders with the lone loss a 35-28 setback at the end of regular season in 2014. This is just the second season of football at RU. The Eagles went 6-4, beating two ranked opponents and tallying a program high five-straight wins in their inaugural season.
Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 41-member 2015 All-Commonwealth Team Wednesday afternoon. Georgetown College football placed three members on that team, only Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University and Kentucky State University had more players from one team earn the honor.
The Tigers were represented by Richard Grimes, Tyler Brooks and Josh Harris.
Harris finished fourth on the team with 54 tackles this past season, five for loss. He was once Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week as he helped Georgetown defeat then No. 4 Faulkner University with 11 tackles alone in that game.
Georgetown College lost a member of Tiger Nation early Monday morning as alumnus and former football coach Craig Mullins passed away.
"Georgetown College football family lost one of our own this morning when Craig lost his battle with lung cancer," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "Craig was the heart and soul of the Georgetown football for many years. He played for the Tigers from 1986-90 and quarterbacked teams that began GC's climb to greatness. Craig returned in 1997 when I returned to Georgetown as head coach. For 16 years, Craig directed our offense as coordinator. He was instrumental in guiding our teams to four national championship playoff appearances and two NAIA national championships as well as countless conference championships."
In his 16 seasons on the Tiger sidelines, Georgetown went 155-36 with 12 Mid-South Conference titles, two national championships, two national championship runners-up and three semifinals. He coached NAIA Hall of Fame member and three-time NAIA Player of the Year Eddie Eviston. He also guided record-setting quarterbacks such as Jeff Smith and Neal Pawsat.
Nick Seither is taking his next step in a process to hopefully play in the National Football League. The 6-foot-3 defensive end for Georgetown College watched patiently Thursday, Friday and Saturday but did not get an official draft call. However, a few hours later the phone did ring. The Arizona Cardinals, which has been showing the most interest throughout these past few weeks, invited him to this weekend's rookie min-camp.
"I leave Thursday morning out of Lexington and hopefully coming back Sunday night with a contract," Seither said. "I enter the mini-camp as a free agent, which means I'm not under contract and they are just working me out to see if I can fit in their scheme. It was cool to get the call and be invited. I was hoping to go in the draft, but this is a great opportunity and the process continues."
Many young men across the country are playing a waiting game that will draw to a close by Sunday evening. Georgetown College's Nick Seither is among those football athletes patiently in anticipation of a call from the NFL Draft, which starts 8 pm Thursday.
"Nick is just waiting word," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "He's got several teams interested in him. We have no idea what round, probably one of the later ones if he gets drafted. Even if not, he'll most like be a free agent and getting to a camp is what matters."
Seither participated in a pro day at Eastern Kentucky University earlier this spring and then was a special invite to the Cincinnati Bengals pro day. The 6-foot-3 defensive end ran a 4.53 in the 40 with 31 repetitions of benching 225 pounds. His vertical jump was 39 with a broad jump of 10.01.
Seither finished his senior season ranked 11th nationally for his nine sacks. He finished his career at Georgetown with 17.5 sacks for a loss of 125.8 yards, putting him 10th all-time in yards lost from a sack.