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Jim McElwain Denies Having Interest In The Oregon Job

Florida head coach Jim McElwain speaks at the podium.


Jim McElwain has addressed the Oregon opening.

Florida head coach Jim McElwain was rumored to potentially have some interest in the Oregon job, but he denied that today.

McElwain says he has no interest in the position and has a great job in Gainesville, Fla.

From the AP:

"It's always interesting this time of year and how whatever comes out," said McElwain, who got his first head coaching job with the Rams after serving as Alabama's offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2011. "I haven't heard from Oregon. I don't know how it gets linked sometimes. I guess slow news day. I've got my hunch there might some recruiting things behind it."

After the rumors surfaced Tuesday, McElwain called recruits to reaffirm his commitment to the Gators.

"A lot of time on the phone last night obviously," McElwain said. "And yet, at this time of the year, I can remember even those years I was at Alabama, it was every year (coach) Nick (Saban) was going to go to the NFL or whatever it was, right?

"You know, it's part of what you deal with. And as you guys know, I probably don't take that stuff too serious."

McElwain, 54, is 18-7 in his two seasons at Florida. The Gators are set to play Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.