ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland is never shy with his opinion on news and developments in the sport.

So within hours of news surfacing that Florida was parting ways with coach Jim McElwain, McFarland offered his top three candidates for the job.

In no particular order, he tweeted, South Florida coach Charlie Strong, Central Florida coach Scott Frost, and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen would be his choices. Strong and Mullen were the defensive and offensive coordinators at Florida under Urban Meyer. Frost, a Nebraska alum, is among the hottest names in the college football hiring season.

Strong is in his first season at South Florida after he was fired from Texas last season. USF is 7-1 this season and Strong is 60-38 including four seasons at Louisville and three at Texas. Frost is 7-0 this season, his second at UCF after a 6-7 campaign last year. Mullen is 6-2 this season and 67-44 overall in his ninth season in Starkville.