McElwain teams strong in one-possession games


Florida coach Jim McElwain seemed surprised to hear that he is a combined 16-4 in one-possession games at Florida and Colorado State.

“Wow,” he said. “That’s pretty good. You’re right. I haven’t monitored it and yet, I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but whether it’s spring ball or fall camp or even during the season one day a week in practice, you practice those scenarios.”

McElwain said he picked up the practice from his former college coach.

“This goes all the way back to my head coach that I played for and coached with, Dick Zornes at Eastern Washington,” he said. “You actually practice those scenarios so you can tell your guys, ‘We’ve done it. We’ve practiced it.’

“I don’t know if that makes sense, but maybe that has something to do with it. I know that we put our teams through as many different ways to end a game in one shot. You have one shot. That’s it. Both offense and defense and special teams. I don’t know. Maybe that has something to do with it. Don’t credit me. Credit Coach Zornes.”


    • The one being FSU in 1994.

      So yeah it is fun to have a big lead but I tell you what. I was at the UT game. The first three quarters were a snooze fest. For all the bad I saw in the fourth quarter, I certainly never complained it was boring. If we are up 31-10 and keep trying to score then sure, that is a game I like. When we stop doing that (like in ’94) I almost don’t want to watch.

  1. If Mac’s teams are winning in one score games, then how amazing will it be -when- they can run some teams outta’ the packed stadiums? I hope it all starts this weekend with the blue ‘Cats!
    ”There’s more than one way to skin a cat!” Go Gators! Work ’em silly!