Sources at Florida tell FootballScoop that Jeremy Foley intends to formally offer Jim McElwain their head coaching position. McElwain is 22-16 in his three seasons as head coach at Colorado State, 18-8 in the past two seasons (10-2 this season).
Foley and McElwain, per sources, are in agreement that it would be best for Florida football to retain defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson at a minimum.
Foley is on his way to Colorado today. Pat Forde of Yahoo and Brett McMurphy of ESPN, along with Pat Dooley locally, have chronicled the search quite well.
We filmed the video below this morning explaining Jim McElwain’s candidacy and hit on the very idea that for this to work, Mac would need to retain some of the coaching talent (specifically mentioning DJ and T-Rob).
As more details become clear, we will keep you posted on The Scoop.