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Report: Jim McElwain Has Emerged As Candidate For This CFB Opening

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)

Michigan assistant Jim McElwain has reportedly emerged as a head coaching candidate for Central Michigan. According to Football Scoop, the Chippewas are hoping to land a big name and are now focused on the former Florida head coach.

McElwain's last season as a head coach was for the Florida Gators in 2017. He was replaced by former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen - who currently has the Gators ranked inside the top-10.

The former Florida head coach currently serves as the wide receivers coach for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. Now, it looks like he might land a head coaching job sooner rather than later.

From Football Scoop:

Sources tell FootballScoop Thursday evening that former Florida and Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain has emerged as a strong candidate for the head coaching position at Central Michigan.

McElwain owns a 44-28 record as a head coach with stints are Colorado State and Florida. Apart from this season with the Wolverines, McElwain has experience coaching in Michigan during his time as an assistant at Michigan State.

Stay tuned.

[Football Scoop]