SC will face the Florida Gators in two weeks with an interim head coach.
Things got worse when McElwain declined to provide specifics when administrators pressed for specifics, and the University Athletic Association issued a statement Monday evening that "he provided no additional details".
Controversy surrounded the coach even before the game, though.
"We want to thank Coach McElwain for his efforts in leading the Gator football program", said Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin. A former head coach at Miami, Shannon led the Hurricanes to a 28-22 record from 2007 to 2010.
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However, the Chargers would fail to convert a two-point conversion, giving the Patriots a five-point lead, 18-13. Linebacker Hayes Pullard tackled him, with his helmet making direct contact with Hogan's right shoulder.
His comments rubbed Florida officials the wrong way.
Nevertheless, McElwain began the week on thin ice in the hypercompetitive SEC, and his claims of death threats reportedly made his situation far more tenuous. Mullen also is familiar with the pressure of coaching in the SEC and in Gainesville.
The organization hired McElwain in December 2014.
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After a couple of days of intense rumors, it appears Jim McElwain has come to the end of the road as Florida's head coach.
Speculation on McElwain's successor includes Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen (the offensive coordinator for the Gators when they won two national championships in 2006 and 2008), Memphis coach Mike Norvell, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm and SMU coach Chad Morris.
McElwain's Gators won the SEC East in each of his first two seasons in Gainesville; but his offenses never were able to find their footing.
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