It’s important to have standards. And that’s not lost on Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain, who set the bar recently in Gainesville. You see, in two years at UF, McElwain is 0-2 against the best team in his state (FSU), 0-2 against the best team in his conference (Alabama), and 0-2 against a team coached by a Dockers commercial (Michigan). And McElwain thinks that that’s “fair.” After all, per McElwain, the Gators “strive to be” where they are (ostensibly, that would be on the winning side of a big game).
And just “where” are these teams to which McElwain and Florida aspire? For McElwain, they’ve achieved a rarified position that he doesn’t think his own squad has: namely that they are “real programs.” I’m not sure there are specific criteria for being a “real program,” but I’m fairly certain that if you’re an “offensive guru” like McElwain, scoring more than four offensive touchdowns in your six losses to them would probably be a solid first step. Hell, just getting one against the Seminoles would be a start. Check it out:
'I think it's fair because they are real programs,' Mac on being 0-6 against Bama, FSU, Michigan. 'That's where we strive to be.'— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) September 4, 2017