Update >> Jim McElwain has now been announced as the new head coach of the program.
From their release via AD Michael Alford:
“Coach McElwain recruits outstanding student-athletes and gets the best out of them. He motivates his players and holds them accountable,” Alford said. “He expects them to practice hard, win, go to class, graduate and be strong members of our community.”
“I’ve seen firsthand that Coach Mac is a proven winner and a great leader of young men. His offense while at Alabama was innovative and maximized the team’s talents. I also got to know him, his wife and family personally, and they are tremendous people.”
Source tells FootballScoop Jim McElwain will be the new head coach at CMU. Evan Petzold first reported the news.
McElwain currently coaches receivers for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.
At Colorado State McElwain was able to take a team that won four games his first season into one that won 18 games the next two years before he accepted the head job at Florida. In his first two seasons at Florida, his Gators won 19 games…before the bottom fell out (or a shark got involved) in 2017, sinking the Gators to a 3-4 mark before he was let go.
As always stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.
BREAKING: Jim McElwain will be the next head football coach for Central Michigan, per sources.
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) December 2, 2018