It’s official. Jim McElwain is no longer the coach of the Florida football program.
After a 42-7 blowout to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, the culmination of a seasons worth of frustrations came to a merciful end.
The team managed to come to terms with Coach McElwain to amicably part ways, and he issued a statement on his personal Twitter page thanking the fans and players.
Being the head coach of a college football team is the ultimate “what have you done for me lately” job. After two seasons of leading the Gators to bowl games, winning 10 games in his first season, then nine in his second season, McElwain was canned because of a 3-4 start.
The Gators were 4-8 the season before he arrived on campus.
His parting statement was rife with the kind of platitudes that find their way into every parting statement issued by coaches who have been given the boot. McElwain will be able to find another coaching job somewhere in the FBS, though whether it’s a head coaching position is anyones guess.
In two and a half years as the Gators head coach, McElwain was 22-12 overall, and 1-1 in bowl games.