For the second consecutive season under coach Jim McElwain, Florida got off to a great start but fell flat at the finish line.

Despite the fact that he’s won back-to-back SEC East titles, McElwain continues to struggle at the quarterback position. A couple of transfers, Luke Del Rio and Austin Appleby, were temporary fixes at best for 2016.

Additionally, the Gators don’t have a lot of momentum on the recruiting trail. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher continues to dominate the Sunshine State — he’s won four straight over UF, too — and might be hard to catch. If that wasn’t enough for McElwain to deal with, here come Charlie Strong, Butch Davis and Lane Kiffin.

Be sure to watch the video above for some quick commentary on McElwain, his search for a QB and a sneak peek at National Signing Day.

John Crist is the senior writer for Saturday Down South, a member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy. Send him an e-mail, like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.