Former Florida running back Matt Jones played under ex-Gators coach Will Muschamp for three seasons. But Jones was rather candid when comparing the fiery Muschamp to current Florida coach Jim McElwain.
Jones, now a running back for the Washington Redskins, was in attendance for Florida’s spring practice and didn’t exactly give Muschamp a rave review.
“I love Muschamp too, but I think McElwain is more calm, relaxed,” Jones said, according to Rivals.com’s Landon Watnick. “And people respect him a little more.”
That probably isn’t what Muschamp wants people — especially current players and potential recruits — to hear as his first season at South Carolina gets underway. Then again, explosive moments like this add some merit to Jones’ claims about Muschamp’s not-so-tranquil personality.
McElwain definitely earned some kudos around Gainesville, Fla., by leading the Gators to an impressive 10-4 record and an SEC East championship in his first season.