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.”
In other Florida football news
- Despite fan pressure, don’t expect any imminent change at offensive coordinator for Florida.
- The Gators are feeling the loss of their top receivers with the rest of the group underwhelming.
- Florida’s young defense is turning the corner after a slow start to the season.
- The five biggest surprises from Florida football this season.
- The Florida coaching staff went on an extensive recruiting trip Monday.
Punters are people, too
Fifth-year senior Johnny Townsend landed on Sporting News’ midseason All-America team.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland
Starting to realize who really in my corner 😎
— Cleve (@Tyrie_1) October 17, 2017
Defensive back Chauncey Gardner
I ain’t hiding bout it 💯 pic.twitter.com/JQ0v8pPpyl
— Chauncey Gardner Jr (@CGJXXIII) October 16, 2017
Safety Marcell Harris
Negativity just brings Failure, You Know.
— Marcell Harris (@MarcellJHarris) October 16, 2017
Defensive end Antonneous Clayton
Prayers go out to my main man @JSherit17 get healthy big man we all here for ya everything happens for a reason keep faith☝🏿🐊
— antonneous clayton (@antonneousc) October 16, 2017
Soccer coach Becky Burleigh
— Becky Burleigh (@BeckyBurleigh) October 16, 2017
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