It is not a well-kept secret that Florida fans were not terribly thrilled with the direction of the program under now-former coach Jim McElwain and much of that had to do with offensive impotence. On Monday, that point was further strengthened from a highly respected voice in Gainesville.

Josh Kendall of The State caught up with former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, who indicated the move was “not shocking but surprising” before taking a shot at the offense under McElwain’s leadership.

“The offense has been so bad, everybody knows it. Did you see us play Georgia? Yeah, it was a sad, sad day, but anyway…”

In addition, Spurrier shed further light on his thoughts in reflecting on the move as a whole.

“The athletic director summed it up. I thought he did a good job of saying that this was not about wins and losses, it was about the whole thing, other things and so forth. That was just part of it, the wins and losses. He took into consideration everything I guess, and they thought it was time to make a change.”

For the most part, the McElwain firing has been met with optimism and relief in Gainesville and, in reading between the lines, it seems as if Spurrier isn’t exactly standing in opposition to it. Now, the college football world awaits what should be an interesting search for a replacement.

Florida legend Steve Spurrier calls out Gator offense under Jim McElwain Rob Foldy/Getty Images
Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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