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Former Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Has A New Job

Florida head coach Jim McElwain speaks at the podium.


Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain has landed a new job. He's headed to the Big Ten.

McElwain, 55, was Florida's head coach from 2015-17 following a very successful stint as the head coach of Colorado State. During his first season with the Rams, the team won just four games, but by the time he left, Colorado State was a 10-win program.

During his time at Florida, he replicated that success early on. He won two SEC East Division titles, but then stumbled in his final season and went 22-12 overall.

The Gators fired McElwain midway through the 2017 season. Florida has since hired former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.

McElwain landed on his feet though, and is headed to the Big Ten to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan. ESPN's Chris Low has the scoop.

McElwain was rumored to be joining the Michigan staff for some time now. Some has speculated that McElwain is in line to become the Wolverines' offensive coordinator somewhere down the line.

This news from Chris Low supports that theory, as McElwain will be helping out with coordinating the offense right from the start. Michigan opens the 2018 season against Notre Dame.