Jim McElwain, Welcome to the Swamp!

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USA Today – McElwain, 52, went 22-16 in three seasons at Colorado State but quickly turned around a program that had struggled for most of the last decade. The Rams went 10-2 this season.

Florida had zeroed in on McElwain, who won two national titles as Alabama’s offensive coordinator under Nick Saban, earlier this week with athletics director Jeremy Foley flying out to Fort Collins to hammer out the deal.

Florida announced that McElwain will have a six-year contract paying $3.5 million per year.

“Coach McElwain was someone we targeted from the beginning of the search,’’ Foley said. “The more we worked through the process and did our due diligence, coupled with our meeting and conversations with him and those around him, it was obvious he is the right person to lead the Florida Gator football program.”… Read more @ USA Today

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