clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Florida to offer Jim McElwain head coaching job, per report

Sources are indicating that Florida is going to offer Colorado State's Jim McElwain the Gators head coaching job.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley is in Fort Collins, Colorado, to talk to Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain about the open vacancy. Things have already escalated to the next level as Football Scoop's Scott Roussel is reporting that an offer will be made to McElwain and that he would accept the head job at Florida.

Discussions have already been reportedly had between Foley and McElwain about what Florida assistants would be retained, and that would be defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. If those talks indeed have taken place about what coaches to keep, then all signs point to Colorado State will be in need of a new head coach.

There is no word on a timetable for McElwain to leave his post at Colorado State and take over the Florida program. Both teams are prepping for a bowl game, so that could play into when McElwain would leave for his new job.

Assuming this report is accurate, Colorado State will stand to make approximately $7.5 million from Florida for buying out McElwai's contract. That money can do a lot of good for the university in a lot of ways within the athletic department, and not just football.

Expect an announcement to be made most likely Tuesday night.