The Jim McElwain era at Florida officially came to an end in October 2017, as McElwain and the program mutually agreed to part ways amid controversy. However, a Florida newspaper is still taking shots at the former Gators coach.
McElwain — who is now the wide receivers coach at Michigan — received a $7.5 million buyout from Flordia after he claimed that Florida players and their families received death threats. These threats went unreported, causing controversy that led to the eventual split-up.
While both Florida and McElwain have appeared to move on from the situation after the buyout, McElwain still took a hit financially, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The paper reports that McElwain sold his $1.8 million home in Gainesville, Fla. for $1.4 million in January. This led to the paper using the headline, “McElwain sells home, take another loss.”
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) March 23, 2018
The headline was borrowed from an Associated Press story.
The Associated Press deserves the credit for that headline.
— TampaBayTimesSports (@TBTimes_Sports) March 23, 2018
McElwain bought the home for $1.8 million in 2015.
In just under three seasons at Florida, McElwain went 22-12 overall.