Georgia Southern earned its first win of the season on Saturday, and what a win it was. The Eagles led 21-0 after one quarter, 31-0 at the half and cruised to a 52-0 laugher over South Alabama.

The win was a long time coming for Georgia Southern, and an even longer time coming for the program’s interim head coach. Chad Lunsford is a Georgia native and multi-stint Georgia Southern assistant who has worked under three different Eagles head coaches. Lunsford worked for Mike Sewak from 2003-05, Willie Fritz from 2014-15 and Tyson Summers for the last season and a half before taking over as interim head coach last month.

Saturday’s win was his first as a head coach at any level. He was asked after the game what he told his team at halftime about how to protect their 31-point lead: “Don’t let up. Put your foot on their throat, choke ’em out. That’s exactly what I said.” And then he donned a pair of sunglasses and a gigantic chain necklace while Nelly spontaneously started playing.

Actually, that last part may have been some special effects. I can’t tell.

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National columnist – Zach joined the staff in 2012…and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott’s writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.