Jim McElwain’s seat is getting extremely hot in Gainesville, to the point where reports have been flying that the Florida leadership could be looking to part ways with the head coach while simultaneously avoiding his massive buyout. On Saturday, additional details reportedly came to light and, in short, they speak to the urgency by which Florida could be handling its desire to sent McElwain out the door.
Darren Heitner brings word that Florida boosters are gathering to put together the monetary package needed if a buyout is required.
Beyond that, the report indicates that no outcome of this weekend’s massive game against Georgia (in which Florida is a two-touchdown underdog on a neutral field) would change McElwain’s eventual fate.
Finally, the report from Heitner indicates that a buyout is not imminent but that the two sides (including super-agent Jimmy Sexton) are “still working hard” on coming together.
This entire situation became toxic in a hurry but the results for the Gators have not been up to par for expectations, especially on the offensive side of the ball. It is hard to believe that the tide would not turn to some extent if Florida knocked off undefeated Georgia but all indications are to the contrary at this point.