Florida coach Jim McElwain is certainly in a complicated situation at Florida, having guided the program to two straight appearances in the SEC Championship Game but with an unimpressive offense and not many big wins.
This season, the Gators were humbled right off the bat in a 33-17 loss to Michigan and have suffered back-to-back losses to LSU and Texas A&M in The Swamp by a combined 3 points.
On Friday, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports talked about McElwain’s job status on “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone. He theorized that McElwain may not have the desire to stay in Gainesville much longer.
“He’s 3-3 halfway through his third season, but what about Jim McElwain, a guy from the West maybe sneaks out and takes Oregon State?” Dodd said. ” ‘Hey, I’m sick of it. Forget this. I don’t need this aggravation, because these people don’t appreciate what I’ve done.’ It’s going to be interesting to see.”
Dodd also talked about the offensive-minded McElwain being incapable of turning things around in the area many people thought he could.
“I was talking to Les Miles of all people about the quarterback situation and he said, ‘No, Feleipe Franks is the real deal. We were in on him. We wanted him. We think he’s good,’ ” Dodd said. “Malik Davis, the freshman running back, seems to be doing OK. I don’t get it.
“I mean you lose a game to LSU, who’s emotionally down and coming off that horrible loss to Troy, because you miss an extra point. That just can’t happen. It’s the little things, and that’s what this league does. It exposes everybody eventually.”
Florida is on a bye week before facing rival Georgia in Jacksonville next Saturday. The Gators (3-2 in the SEC) trail the Bulldogs by two in the loss column in the SEC East.