Jim McElwain has been fired at Florida, via Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett, after news of McElwain’s own family getting death threats over Florida’s slow start.
According to SB Nation, the school released the following statement over the death threats, saying, “The University Athletic Association takes the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and families very seriously. Our administration met with Coach McElwain this afternoon and he offered no additional details.”
With McElwain’s dismissal from the school, we have decided to make a list of the top choices they have for the next possible coaches.
Here are top coaches we think could fill up McElwain’s shoes…cleats?
1. Scott Frost, UCF Head Coach
A former quarterback, Frost has built up the Knights, who are averaging 47.3 points per game, helping him to lead one of the best mid-major teams in the country. Besides, Florida’s too hot, it needs some Frost.
2. Willie Taggart, Oregon Head Coach
The list admits that Taggart might need to take his time in order to build up a team, which put Florida in this position to begin with, but Taggart has shown that he still can build up a team when he has had his few good years, and Florida is currently in need of a good turnaround.
3. Mike Norvell, Memphis Head Coach
He’s a former Arizona State offensive coordinator, with America’s No. 8 scoring offense with the Tigers on his side.
4. DJ Durkin, Maryland Head Coach
Okay, Durkin might not have a lot of wins attached to his name just yet, but he has five years under his belt as Florida’s defensive staff
5. Les Miles, Former LSU Head Coach
Over his career, Miles has earned a 72% win percentage, with him being known for his desire to coach again. Also, who doesn’t like the novelty of the name “Les,” combined with a last name that sounds like a first name?