Is Gators’ McElwain Coach of the Year?

by Gary Shelton on October 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, general, University of Florida

Friday, 6 a.m.

The program feels healthy again, vibrant. It feels like it matters. It feels like the University of Florida has a grip on the future.


And that, more than anything, is what new Florida coach Jim McElwain has accomplished in his first season.

The sorrowful days, the days of wondering where it all went, seem to be at an end. There is a new energy to the Florida Gators, and no game seems out of reach. Not Ole Miss, when analysts were projecting the Rebels to be in the college football playoffs. Not LSU, when some thought Leonard Fournette might run for a thousand. Not when your former quarterback takes a shortcut with steroids.

With McElwain, all things are winnable. The swagger is back.

And for that, is he the college football Coach of the Year?

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