Jim McElwain goes off on Florida Gators’ ’embarrassing’ effort: ‘We didn’t deserve to win’

Jim McElwain saw red Saturday night. OK, maybe it was just orange, considering the Florida Gators decided to wear a set of eye-straining, single-color uniforms for the first time since 1989.

But no matter how questionable the Gators’ outfits were Saturday during their 31-24 win over the East Carolina Pirates, it was nothing compared to Florida’s play on the field.

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Quick hits: 6 things to know about the Florida Gators’ tough 31-24 win over East Carolina

Florida Gators football improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 31-24 win over the East Carolina Pirates, escaping Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a victory in a contest that looked shaky at times for the home team.

OnlyGators.com is here to break down the game, so here are six takeaways.

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Florida Gators All-American CB Vernon Hargreaves III to miss ECU game with leg injury

Widely considered the most talented player on the Florida Gators, junior cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III is set to miss Saturday’s game against the East Carolina Pirates with an undisclosed leg injury.

The program announced Hargreaves’s injury about a half hour before kickoff, noting that he “tweaked” his leg during Thursday practice. Hargreaves was seen warming up on the field by media members on site at the game.

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Gameday – Florida Gators vs. East Carolina: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

Florida Gators football will look to improve to 2-0 on the season when it hosts the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday evening. The Gators are hoping for a continued resurgence (especially offensively) under head coach Jim McElwain and will take on the Pirates for the second time in three games, this time paying ECU $1.2 million to travel down to Gainesville, Florida.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida.

Viewing information

Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 73°F (feels like 76°F), storms (85% chance of rain), winds SSW at 6 mph

Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN2 (Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)

Streaming Video: WatchESPN | Mobile Video: WatchESPN app
SiriusXM: 132/204 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Florida Gators practice update: McElwain refuses to be an enabler, looks for daily improvement

Though not as many updates were provided as promised, Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media following Wednesday’s mid-week practice to address the latest on the team as it prepares for the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m.

McElwain discussed – at length – his thought process behind providing consequences for his players, when he may choose a quarterback (to start Saturday), and how the injured Gators are progressing entering the end of the week.

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Jim McElwain talks Florida Gators quarterback battle, evaluates players after first win

Meeting with the media for his first Monday press conference of the season, Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain had plenty to smile about following his team’s impressive season-opening victory over New Mexico State.

But with the Gators now in preparation mode for the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m., McElwain offered some quick thoughts on the opener before providing updates on Florida’s quarterback situation and evaluations on a number of players.

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Florida Gators release 2015 depth chart for Week 2 vs. East Carolina … with some changes

Though things will undoubtedly continue change for the Florida Gators throughout the 2015 season, especially with players coming back from injury, the team released its second depth chart of the season ahead of Saturday’s game against the East Carolina Pirates

The contest will be head coach Jim McElwain‘s second with the Gators, and it will all go down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7:00 p.m. and air live on the ESPN2.

Here is Florida’s second official depth chart release.

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Florida expects to sell out student season tickets by ECU; Gators pay high costs for football

Football season ticket sales, particularly for the school’s student population, have been an issue for the Florida Gators as of late, but the program expects to sell out its student season ticket allotment ahead of the East Carolina game on Sept. 13, executive associate athletics director Mike Hill told OnlyGators.com on Tuesday.

After selling out its allotment of student season tickets for the first 21 years of Hill’s career with the program, the Gators failed to do so in 2014. Florida now says it is on pace to sell out its student season tickets in 2015, though it is not there just yet.

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