I think that: 1. McElwain's "winning" (not losing?) the SECE in his first two seasons and backing into two SECCG's as the sacrificial lamb haven't engendered anything close to the goodwill that this would have bought Jones at TN (he'd have a statue for that list of "accomplishments", if he had done this), and other coaches elsewhere. 2. It was a curious move for Florida to have hired McElwain to begin with, and he's done little to dissuade anyone from the nagging concerns that he's likely to be anything more than Ron Zook 2.0 (although Zook recruited better), meaning, he's just a placeholder. 3. McElwain is alleged to be an offensive guru, but his offenses have been anything but, at least thus far. Taking in the Notre Dame QB (transferring after being beaten out for the gig in South Bend) and pinning your hopes that he could start just reeks of a desperation to me, and one which should be inexcusable for a team of Florida's caliber, sitting in the middle of a 5-star state, and more importantly, now heading into McElwain's third season. The offensive struggles are a particularly concerning problem at UF, where they have not only come to expect innovative and high-powered offenses, but who will see attendance numbers tank - TANK - when that's lacking, and they aren't winning big. McElwain is doing neither of those things very well, or with any consistency, if even at all. 4. Chip Kelly is the most proven commodity on the market, is perhaps THE offensive guru in the college game, scores points in bunches, and easily qualifies as being worthy of a school making a quick and decisive move on an existing coach, and which they may not otherwise make, that is, if it didn't mean losing out to Kelly. You'd struggle to find an offensive style that better fit UF's persona and needs, than Kelly's. 5. Everyone knows about Chip Kelly. I read somewhere that several schools have already sent informal feelers to him, and CBS' Dennis Dodd (IIRC) reported that it would be surprising to know that there are coaches who weren't even being talked about as being on the hot seat, but who would be immediately fired by their schools, if it meant landing Kelly. He's that coveted. 6. I believe that Florida will have another lackluster season (I think they'll likely to Michigan this weekend, and soon thereafter, will lose to Tennessee at home), and that even though the wheels may not come completely off, that fact - plus Kelly's availability - will be sufficient for Florida to have seen enough, and they will become the school that Dodd predicted, by firing McElwain and offering a Saban-like deal to Chip Kelly (essentially more money than Solomon, school president, admissions and compliance director, city mayor. etc.) in order to lure him down to Gainesville.