What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State enters its final week of spring practice.
* The Blue-White Spring Game is scheduled for Saturday at noon at Grady Stadium in Midtown Atlanta.
* The Panthers are in their first spring under head coach Shawn Elliott.


ATLANTA -- Now in the final week of spring practice, the Georgia State football team in building toward's Saturday's Blue-White Spring Game, scheduled for noon at Grady Stadium in Midtown Atlanta.

Admission to the Spring Game is free. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a free youth clinic conducted by the GSU team and staff, followed by a holiday egg hunt for children.

"Finish Strong" was the message from first-year head coach Shawn Elliott after Monday's practice.

"We've been talking about finishing strong all spring," Elliott said. "Now we've got Wednesday and Friday left and then of course our Spring Game on Saturday, so these guys have got to focus and continue to work. It's been pretty steady progress to this point, and now we've got to make sure we finish it."

Elliott and his staff have stressed "playing fast and physicial" throughout the spring, and this final week of practice is no exception.

"We're going to go full bore," Elliott said. "We're going to block and tackle. That's the premise that football is based upon, and we've got to get better at it every single day, so we'll continue to do that right up until the Spring Game."

The Panthers will also focus on refining details in this final week.

"We've got to continue to sure up our assigments," Elliott said. "When we're doing what we're supposed to be doing, it's looks pretty fluid. We have some alignment issues at times and some protection issues at times, but all in all, they're continuing to get better every day."

Georgia State football will play its first season in the new Georgia State Stadium in 2017, with the inaugural game scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31 vs. Tennessee State. Season tickets are on sale now, beginning at $100.