Florida parts ways with coach McElwain after losses allegedly trigger death threats for football team (Report)



The University of Florida and Gators Coach Jim McElwain have agreed to part ways Sunday, a day after a third consecutive loss — and shortly after he said that its football team and players’ families had received death threats over their losing season.

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McElwain’s downfall was more about relationships than records (3-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference).

His already strained rapport with administrators reached a new low last Monday when he said Florida players and families had received death threats. The bombshell shocked Athletic Director Scott Stricklin, who had not been previously notified about a potentially harmful situation.

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