In his first two seasons as Florida’s head coach, Jim McElwain won 19 games and took the Gators to the SEC Championship game twice. The only coach who has won more games than McElwain in his first two seasons at Florida was some guy named Urban.

But on Saturday, when Florida hosts Tennessee (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS), there are those who strongly believe that if the Gators (0-1) lose to the Vols, McElwain is in deep, deep trouble.


The Gator Nation, which got spoiled in 12 seasons under Steve Spurrier (1990-2001) and his Fun ‘N Gun offense, is not satisfied just to win these days. The Gators must score a lot of points in doing it.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.