Skip to main content

Report Suggests Florida Will Move On From Jim McElwain Regardless Of Georgia Result

Coach Jim McElwain wearing a Florida Gators pullover on the sideline during a game.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 5: Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators looks on before the SEC Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A major program will reportedly move on from its head coach.

It's week 9 of the college football season and head coaching rumors are in full swing.

According to a report, Florida is asking its boosters to pony up some extra cash to buyout the rest of Jim McElwain's contract. McElwain entered his third year off of back-to-back SEC East titles, so it's safe to assume the university wouldn't cite his inability to win as a reason for change.

According to Darren Heitner, a South-Florida base attorney and Forbes contributor, McElwain will be gone regardless of the result of the Gators' upcoming game against Georgia.

McElwain made headlines earlier this week when he alluded he and the team received death threats after their 3-3 start. When asked to provide additional details, McElwain declined, which sparked a controversy whether or not he actually received the threats.

Earlier this week, Paul Finebaum went on Outside The Lines and gave the following account of the relationship between the head coach and his university: "I think there's a problem between Jim McElwain and this university."