College Football Coach Tears His Bicep In Unbelievable Fashion

David Hookstead | Reporter

Georgia State football coach Shawn Elliott tore his right bicep last Saturday celebrating a touchdown against North Carolina State.

ESPN’s Olivia Harlan Dekker tweeted Wednesday afternoon, “Also, Georgia State [head coach] Shawn Elliott told us he tore his right bicep in an aggressive fist bump after their [touchdown] at [North Carolina] State last week. will need surgery next week. He laughed telling us he isn’t stoic on the sideline. Can’t wait to see his passion Fri night on @espn vs Memphis.” (RELATEDSEC FANS DON’T LIKE TO USE FACTS WHEN DISCUSSING COLLEGE FOOTBALL)

The crazy thing is that in the video of the celebration you can’t really see an injury anywhere. He hits his left shoulder with his right hand, but that’s about it.

So, judging from the video, he tore his bicep by hitting his shoulder too hard? The man must simply throw one hell of a punch. I just don’t understand it at all. How do you injure yourself from what we saw in that video?

Even so, you just have to love that Elliott is out here celebrating so enthusiastically that he tore a muscle. How many coaches are willing to show that much passion? How many are willing to get hurt for their guys? Probably not very many at all. That’s what we like to call being a football guy.

Hell, I’m not even sure Saban would be willing to tear a bicep to celebrate a touchdown. Did it help Georgia State get a win? Obviously not, but nobody ever promised it would. However, that passion can eventually build a great program if given enough time. And by enough time, I mean it might take a decade or so for a program like Georgia State.

Mad respect to coach Elliott. He’s clearly a guy willing to do anything for his guys.

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