As a long-time college football analyst for CBS Sports, Dennis Dodd does have a pretty good idea of what he’s talking about. With that said, his most recent look ahead into the crystal of college football seasons in the future is a bit puzzling.
Recently speaking on 104.5 The Zone, Dodd suggested that he thinks one rather notable SEC head coach may get sick of his current gig and decide to move out to the Pac-12.
No, it’s not Nick Saban, but the name still may surprise you. Dodd suggested that none other than Jim McElwain could think about making a move in the future.
From the Florida Gators to the Oregon State Beavers? Dodd thinks it is possible. Here’s what he said, as passed on by thespun.com:
“It’s really complicated and it’s not an easy answer, because they’ve won those two SEC East titles,” said Dodd. “They remain deep into the third year offensively challenged…But what about Jim McElwain, a guy from the West, maybe sneaks out and takes Oregon State? You know, ‘Hey, I’m sick of it. Forget this, I don’t need this aggravation, because these people don’t appreciate what I’ve done.’ It’s going to be interesting to see.”
The interesting thing about Dodd’s comments is that he did say that he thinks McElwain is frustrated at Florida.
The Gators have won two SEC East titles since McElwain took over in The Swamp, but he has had a hard time getting over the hump. The Gators lost the Citrus Bowl in his first season, but then went on to win the Outback Bowl in year two. That was a far cry from where the Gators want to be, SEC Champions, but it’s all relative right?
So far this season the Gators are 3-3 and a bit underwhelming, especially offensively, so it would make sense that McElwain is a bit frustrated.
Frustrated enough to leave the SEC for Oregon State, though?
That seems unlikely, no matter where he’s come from.