Jim McElwain

Head Coach, Florida Gators

Jim McElwain spent four seasons as the offensive coordinator at Alabama under coach Nick Saban, helping the Tide win two national championships before becoming head coach at Colorado State.

McElwain became Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2008, working under coach Nick Saban and helping the Tide to a 48-6 record in four seasons, including two national championships. Running back Mark Ingram won the Crimson Tide’s first-ever Heisman Trophy in McElwain’s offense, and he also helped develop players like Greg McElroy, Julio Jones and Barrett Jones.

McElwain left Alabama to become head coach at Colorado State in 2012. Before coaching for the Tide, he spent one season as Fresno State’s offensive coordinator in 2007. McElwain also spent time as an assistant for the Oakland Raiders, Michigan State, Louisville, Montana State and Eastern Washington, coaching quarterbacks, wide receivers and special teams in addition to being an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.

He also played quarterback at Eastern Washington from 1980 to 1983.

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