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Team: Florida Gators
Age / DOB:  (53) / 3/1/1962

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Jim McElwain has agreed to be Florida's head coach after the school cleared up buyout issues with Colorado State, according to Chris Low of ESPN.
The resolution has been expected for some time, however, McElwain's reported $7.5 million buyout did put things "on ice" for a bit. SO many that have dealt with Colorado State in recent years have praised McElwain for the way he has run the program. McElwain has an offensive background, the opposite of former Gators HC Will Muschamp, and has coached in the NFL along with being the offensive coordinator at Alabama. He helped produce a 22-16 record in the last three seasons at Colorado State. Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:18:00 AM

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Reports from multiple media sources indicate Colorado State HC Jim McElwain could be introduced as Florida’s next head coach as early as Wednesday.

Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley is in Fort Collins, Colorado as we speak with a handful of lieutenants to meet with McElwain, discussions that have reportedly lasted for hours. It's thought that Foley is attempting to get CSU to reduce McElwain's $7.5 million buyout, though there are contradicting reports on the plausibility of that desire. The Coloradoan suggests the promise of a non-conference game between the schools could be one way to cut the upfront cash Florida would have to pay in order to obtain McElwain's release. In three seasons, McElwain, a former Alabama offensive coordinator under Nick Saban, has brought the Rams from three wins to 10-2.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:44:00 AM

Multiple sources report that Colorado State’s Jim McElwain is the favorite to land the Florida head coaching job.

Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde reported that McElwain and Florida AD Jeremy Foley discussed the gig on Saturday night, a conversation from which McElwain "emerged as a leading candidate for the Florida vacancy," Forde was told by "multiple sources." Brett McMurphy of reports the same, writing that McElwain has been "targeted as UF’s top candidate to replace Will Muschamp." After guiding the Rams to a 10-2 season, McElwain was named as the Mountain West’s Coach of the Year on Tuesday. He's a former Alabama offensive coordinator. "[NFL] scouts are impressed by McElwain’s ability to develop talent," Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans wrote in October, citing Weston Richburg and Crockett Gillmore as examples from last year.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Colorado State HC Jim McElwain has earned admirers in NFL circles, according to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans.

"Scouts are impressed by McElwain’s ability to develop talent," the duo writes, citing Weston Richburg and Crockett Gillmore as examples from last year. Offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo will likely be a day two selection, according to one NFL scout. "He’s done a hell of a job," the scout said. "He’s a great coach." McElwain does have NFL experience as the Raiders quarterbacks coach in 2006.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Colorado State and HC Jim McElwain have agreed to a new deal that will extend to the 2019 season, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

A raise is also involved. McElwain had a long history as a coordinator before joining Colorado State in 2012. He was an assistant head coach at Michigan State from 2003 to 2005, The Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach in 2006, Fresno State's offensive coordinator in 2007, and Alabama's offensive coordinator form 2008 to 2011. Senior quarterback Garrett Grayson is one to watch in 2014.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 12:11:00 PM