Team preview: Georgia State

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:13 PM ET
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True story: Fresh out of Richmond University, Michael Perry spent seven years developing his own business, Perry Machine Manufacturing Fabrication. Perry's company supplied equipment like power transmissions, rotors and bearings to industrial behemoths like Philip Morris and Reynolds Metals.

How does that have any "bearing" on Perry's current position as Georgia State head coach? Simple. All it takes is the malfunction of one tiny accessory to bring the whole conglomeration down.