Paul Finebaum: Jim McElwain will be next Urban Meyer at Florida
No pressure, Jim McElwain. No pressure at all.
As if Florida paying a record amount to buy McElwain out of his current contract with Colorado State weren’t already enough, McElwain now is being hailed as the next Urban Meyer.
The praise came from none other than king of SEC media, Paul Finebaum:
In Jim McElwain, I think Jeremy Foley just hired the next Urban Meyer at Florida.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 4, 2014
Finebaum also went on ESPN to talk about the move and said, “I think it’s a home run hire.”
Finebaum also credited McElwain for elevating the Alabama program.
McElwain had tremendous success as the Tide’s offensive coordinator, and he was doing phenomenal work with the Colorado State program, but calling someone the next Urban Meyer is as lofty as it gets. Outside of Nick Saban, who is a better college football coach than Urb? Those are the two guys, and Finebaum is putting McElwain in that class.
Like I said, no pressure, Jim.