Notebook: McElwain updates Florida Gators ahead of Georgia

Jim McElwain took the podium on Monday following the Florida Gators’ bye week. He updated on injuries, recruiting over the last week and strategy for the Georgia game.

GatorCountry brings a notebook of what he had to say here:

  • A lot of the injured players are really pushing to play in the Georgia game.
  • Josh Hammond is questionable this week with a back injury.
  • Jeremiah Moon should be back.
  • Tyrie Cleveland is running well as he’s still recovering from a high ankle sprain.
  • Jabari Zuniga and Kadarius Toney’s injuries will be updated more on Wednesday.
  • Despite a tough start to the season, McElwain said the attitudes from recruits last week were good.
  • On negative recruiting: “That’s a tactic that a lot of people use and it’s just not something we do here.”
  • McElwain said making plays downfield will be really important against Georgia’s defense.
  • On Feleipe Franks: “He’s kind of starting to get that we’ve got to get the call and let’s go.”
  • Rumors have been flying of McElwain taking off to Oregon State after the season. He denied that accusation and said he is excited for the future at Florida.
  • There have been threats towards players and death threats towards McElwain and his family from fans because of Florida’s struggles this season.
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Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach in a household that revolved around Gators sports, Bailiegh’s future working in sports was her destiny. She played four years of varsity softball at Suwannee High School and one year on softball scholarship at Gulf Coast State College. In her first year she discovered a love for journalism so she packed her bags and moved to Gainesville to finish her A.A. and begin interning for Gator Country. She is now on track to graduate from the University of Florida in 2019. In her free time, Bailiegh enjoys binge watching her favorite TV shows and spending time with her family and her two fur babies.