Florida coach Jim McElwain addresses Oregon State rumors

Some coaching rumors don’t gain any traction at all, while some make their way all the way to a press conference and get posed to the coach himself.

One of them surrounding Florida coach Jim McElwain is the latter, and he provided a short answer to that question during his Monday press conference.

On Friday, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports speculated on “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone that McElwain could get fed up with his current situation in Gainesville and take a job at a place like Oregon State.

However, Dodd’s comment seemed to present Corvallis as a hypothetical without any real information on McElwain’s interest level. His main point suggested that McElwain’s complicated situation — having led the school to back-to-back SEC East titles but not getting respect from the fan base — could push him out of Gainesville.

“He’s 3-3 halfway through his third season, but what about Jim McElwain, a guy from the West maybe sneaks out and takes Oregon State?” Dodd said. “‘Hey, I’m sick of it. Forget this. I don’t need this aggravation, because these people don’t appreciate what I’ve done.’ It’s going to be interesting to see.”

Dodd made the point that although McElwain has led Florida to Atlanta the last two seasons, the team hasn’t had many big wins and the offense hasn’t improved.

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