The Florida Gators are poised to reload for the upcoming 2015 football season with new coach Jim McElwain replacing Will Muschamp at the helm and a lot of unanswered questions.
McElwain, who becomes the Gators’ fourth coach in the last 14 years, built the Colorado State Rams into a football powerhouse in the so-so Mountain West Conference and hopes to have the same success at UF. He brings with him only two members of his coaching staff from Colorado State: Running backs coach Tim Skipper and conditioning-coach Mike Kent. Realizing that recruiting is key in the ruthless SEC, he’s added former Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph, and former Miami head coach Randy Shannon as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. McElwain also has experience coaching the SEC, having spent four years as Alabama’s offensive coordinator. Continue reading