INDIANAPOLIS — Jim McElwain was fired at Florida midway through the 2017 season, and wide receiver Antonio Callaway feels partly responsible.
Callaway was suspended from the football program before the 2017 season and later left the Gators after he was arrested for credit card fraud. Florida slumped on the field, and McElwain was removed. Now McElwain has resurfaced at Michigan as wide receivers coach.
“I didn’t get the chance to talk to him [to apologize],” Callaway said. “But Coach Mac, I know him getting fired and all that was behind me because I know the season that they had, I know I could have made a big difference.”
As for what the Wolverines will get in McElwain, Callaway was nothing but positive.
“Coach Mac is a great coach,” Callaway said from the NFL combine on Friday. “Loves all of his players. He wants nothing but the best for all of his players. Him going to Michigan, they’ll see that they’ve got a great coach.
“He was always there. Always there. Coach Mac, he’ll take a bullet for you. He really cares about his players. You could talk to him, you could go to his office you could call him. ‘Coach Mac, I’m having a problem.’ He’ll listen, give you advice and how to move forward.”