It has been nearly three full weeks since Jim McElwain was hired as the new head coach of the Florida Gators – 18 days to be exact – yet the exact makeup of his coaching staff remains largely unresolved. According to McElwain, it will remain that way for at least another week…or possibly three.
To this point, little is known about who will join McElwain in Gainesville, Florida, though he told Tampa Bay’s WDAE 620 AM on Monday that the process is “going really well.”
The one hire he did make – pulling defensive coordinator Geoff Collins from the same role at Mississippi State – has received widespread praise, but McElwain still has a ways for to go with eight additional coaching positions to fill.
So what exactly is taking so long?