HOOVER, Ala. — Florida coach Jim McElwain, holding court with his beat writers — and without his socks Monday at the SEC Media Days at The Wynfrey Hotel — appeared to grow agitated when asked the low expectations for the Gators.
“Expectations are to figure out how to win the games, and hopefully play with an efficient mindset and play with a little confidence,” said McElwain, entering his second season as Florida’s head football coach. “The expecation is let’s go win, and it starts with what did we do today. I know the workouts went well.”
When prodded about Tennessee and Georgia being popular picks to finish ahead of the Gators in the SEC East Division, McElwain responded with sarcastic remarks.
“I’ll have a meeting with our guys and see if they want to play those games or just forfeit,” he said. “I guess we’re not very good is what that’s telling me.
“What were we (picked to finish) last year, fifth?” he said. “We’re making progress.”