Jim McElwain is getting another opportunity at this head coaching thing. After failing miserably as the Florida Gators head coach from 2015-17, McElwain will reportedly become the next head coach at Central Michigan.


This comes after the Chippewas fired then-coach John Bonamego last week. Central Michigan finished the 2018 camaign having posted a 1-11 record. The program had earned four consecutive bowl appearances prior to being one of the worst teams in the nation this season.

McElwain, 56, served as the Michigan wide receivers coach this season. He posted a 22-12 record in less than three full seasons with the Gators. Prior to that, McElwain served as the Colorado State head football coach from 2012-14, posting a combined 22-16 mark.

His previous experience includes a four-year stint as the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator from 2008-11. McElwain also has experience at the NFL level, serving as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 2006.