Report: Memphis' Mike Norvell is 'lead candidate' for Florida job
Jim McElwain’s future is still squarely in doubt as Florida’s coach following the lopsided loss to Georgia on Saturday in Jacksonville.
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But that hasn’t stopped chatter from developing about possible replacements for the third-year Florida coach.
Attorney Darren Heitner, who on Saturday morning reported that McElwain’s agent and Florida administrators were working on a buyout, tweeted later in the day that Memphis coach Mike Norvell would be a lead candidate to replace McElwain.
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Norvell is in his second year at Memphis after taking over for Justin Fuente, who went to Virginia Tech as head coach. Memphis is 7-1 on the season, after a blowout win over Tulane on Friday. Norvell’s lone loss on the season was to Central Florida.
Memphis was 8-5 last season.
Many rumors about who next UF coach will be but I’m told it’s pretty clear Mike Norvell is lead candidate
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) October 28, 2017