With years of SEC coaching experience under his belt, Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain would have no problem adjusting to the big desk at Florida.
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According to a recent article from Yahoo Sports writer Pat Forde, Colorado State Rams head coach Jim McElwain has emerged as a potential candidate for the Florida Gators head coaching position, a job that was vacated after it was announced Will Muschamp would not be retained for the 2015 season.
According to Forde, McElwain and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley discussed the Gators job Saturday night.
Since taking on the head coaching job at Colorado State in 2012, the Rams have progressively gotten better. In 2013 under McElwain the Rams went to their first bowl game since 2008. With 10 wins already this season, McElwain has already led them to their highest win total since 2002, when they won the Mountain West Conference title. With one more win in a bowl game this season, the Rams would have their first 11-win season since 1997 – tied for the most all-time. The team features the No. 2 quarterback in the nation in pass efficiency in Garrett Grayson, who has thrown for nearly 3,800 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions this season.
McElwain served as the Offensive Coordinator at Alabama from 2008 to 2011, facing off against the Gators in a pair of SEC Championship games, losing in 2008 but recording the upset in 2009. The Crimson Tide won the National Championship game against Texas later that year and beat LSU for a second National Championship the following year.