Elliott: "Ill be under a little more control" after bicep celebration injury

John and Hugh
September 18, 2018 - 10:41 am

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Georgia State will hope for the home field advantage this weekend as they welcome Western Michigan to town. The Panthers are 1-2 on the young season suffering losses to Memphis and NC State on the road the past two weeks.

Head football coach Shawn Elliott joined John and Hugh on Tuesday and said there's plenty of season left to right the ship.

“One game doesn’t make or break a season, and certainly the first three don’t. We haven’t even gotten to conference play. We’re still building this program and we’re getting on the right track and heading in the right direction.”​

As far as what Coach Elliott expects to see from a Western Michigan team that was undefeated two years ago and playing in the Cotton Bowl?

“There’s been a change (since former head coach P.J. Fleck left after the 2016 season) but still, it’s a well-coached football team and dangerous football team offensively. We got to be on top of our football game and come in and really play sound this week. We weren’t as good as we should have been (at Memphis) and we’re going out today to work on that (improving).” 

Speaking of getting on the right track, Coach Elliott is on the mend after tearing his right bicep celebrating during his team's road match against NC State:

He recently had surgery to repair that torn bicep, and knows his fiery sideline celebrations will have to be tempered.

"I may tear an ACL, but I think I’ll be under a little more control with this big ol’ thing on my arm,” Elliott said talking about the sling.