South Carolina assistant coach lands Georgia State job
South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott has accepted an offer to become Georgia State’s next head coach. He had been a prime candidate for the opening since Trent Miles was fired on Nov. 13.
The school confirmed news of the hiring Thursday:
— GSU Panthers (@GSUPanthers) December 8, 2016
The news doesn’t come to much of a surprise, as ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported Elliott was “gaining traction” to take the position Wednesday evening.
Elliott has been with the South Carolina football program as an assistant since 2010. He went 1-5 as interim coach when Steve Spurrier unexpectedly retired just a few games into the 2015 season and was a candidate for the full-time role prior to the hiring of Will Muschamp.
Georgia State finished 3-9 (2-6 Sun Belt) this season.