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Former Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Reportedly Lands New Job

Florida head coach Jim McElwain speaks to a reporter.


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

Michigan's 247Sports' site, The Michigan Insider, is reporting that the former Gators' head coach will be an assistant under Jim Harbaugh. He'll be the team's 10th assistant.

"Multiple sources have told The Michigan Insider that former Florida head Coach Jim McElwain is expected to join Michigan’s staff as its 10th assistant. He is slated to replace former receiver coach Dan Enos, who left Ann Arbor for Alabama after just 17 days on the job.

The Michigan Insider hasn’t received definitive word yet on whether McElwain will also have coordinator duties, but such a designation would not be surprising considering Michigan had three coaches with a coordinator title on staff last year (Tim Drevno, Pep Hamilton, and Greg Frey) and employs a collaborative play-calling process," reports 247Sports.

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman previously reported the possibility of McElwain's hiring. It sounds like McElwain will be an offensive assistant.

"Jim McElwain has emerged as a strong candidate to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan working with receivers, multiple sources told SI. It’s the position Dan Enos held briefly before taking a job at Alabama. One of the candidates for the job, Toledo offensive coordinator Brian Wright pulled out of consideration, according to a source.

The 55-year-old former Florida head coach interviewed for the Wolverines job recently," Feldman reported.

McElwain, 55, was Florida's head coach from 2015-17. He won two SEC East Division titles and went 22-12.

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