Florida coach Jim McElwain is still not willing to give any further details about his claims of death threats made to unspecified players and families, but said he will do so if the threats become unmanageable.
“People who know me realize that I’m a real passionate guy,” McElwain said on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday. “What I tell our people not to do is allow one or two misguided remarks get to you.
“The care I have and passion for these players, this university, the fact we have an unbelievable fan base, it’s great. There’s passion. When you go into that Swamp, it’s something special and our guys feel it.
“I do feel bad sometimes for being open and honest, and yet at the same time, I’ve seen this movie. I understand it. If it gets to a point, then we’ll go from there.”
McElwain was asked if he has any further details to provide.
“When it becomes unmanageable, at that point,” he said. “Like I said, I’ve got a lot of care for this program and these people. At the same time, allowing a couple of things to get to you, you can’t do that.
“Ultimately, that’s the business we’re in. You know what, we’ll move forward and get ready to go play this ball game (against Georgia on Saturday).”