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Despite a 3-3 record in his third season, Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples believes Florida coach Jim McElwain's job is in good shape.

SI: Florida coach Jim McElwain isn’t going anywhere just yet

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SI: Jim McElwain isn’t going anywhere anytime soon

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples on Monday ranked the heat check of each college football coach at the midpoint of the season. He ranked Florida’s Jim McElwain in the category of “We hear what you want, but you may not get it.” Staples’ explanation:

“The rank-and-file section of the Florida fan base has completely checked out on McElwain after realizing this is basically the same team as the post-Will Grier suspension 2015 squad and last year’s team — only without the good luck those teams had. This staff’s inability to select or develop quarterbacks has turned each game into an episode of Groundhog Day, but McElwain’s two SEC East titles combined with the cost of his buyout ($12.5 million) should get him another year as long as the Gators don’t lose every remaining game.”

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ESPN: Florida in middle of SEC pack

At 3-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play, the Florida Gators checked in at No. 7 in ESPN’s latest SEC Power Rankings. The explanation:

“Not even swampy green uniforms could save the Gators’ struggling offense as it failed to put away Texas A&M at home.”

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