At hello, McElwain looks big enough for the Gators

by Gary Shelton on December 6, 2014 · 6 comments

in College Sports in Florida, University of Florida

He had them at hello. But, really, doesn't every coach?

He strikes you as confident, as excited, as eager. But, really, doesn't everyone come into the arena that way?

In the years to come, it is possible that you may feel differently at Jim McElwain. He hasn't played FSU yet. He hasn't traveled to LSU. He hasn't looked across the field at Nick Saban. He hasn't faced third-and-two.

But say this for McElwain.

At first glance, he seems big enough for the job.

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Michael December 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

“He hasn’t looked across the field at Nick Saban.”

Pretty sure he looked across the field and saw Saban when Colorado St. played them this year.


Gary Shelton December 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Not in a game that counts, but your point is good


Cecil DeBald December 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

Fingers crossed for Big Jim, at least give us an offense!


Gary Shelton December 7, 2014 at 9:28 am

Ah, you’d just want a defense after that.


Cecil DeBald December 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Of course! I’m a fan!


Gary Shelton December 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Cecil: You’re a good fan. And a smart one. There is a lot of truth to what you say with any bad team. Defense is easier than offense, so teams play it safe. Nothing wrong with safe and taking chances when you can. Heck, the Patriots play that way. But you need to be able to win a game in a variety of ways, and the Bucs can’t.


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