McElwain joined UF in 2015 with high hopes, the promise of an exciting offense. This was his third season as head coach coming off of back-to-back SEC East titles.
It came to a head Saturday as Florida began the day denying reports it was negotiating a buyout of McElwain with his agent, according to CBS Sports.
The season started on a rocky note, with nine Gators players charged with felonies for allegedly using stolen credit card information at the university bookstore and other locations. Ten players were suspended for the season-opening loss to Michigan.
Earlier in the week, McElwain said he and others received death threats following its losses. He hadn't shown proof, and WXIA-TV reports the allegation of threats caught the local police and department off guard.
McElwain’s record at the University of Florida was 33-23, including 3-4 this season. The team needs three more wins in their final four games to be bowl eligible.
Florida travels Saturday to Missouri to face-off the Tigers.
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