Jim McElwain: ‘We're Going to Beat the Heck Out of Michigan’

By D.J. Byrnes on August 21, 2017 at 9:16 am
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Florida suspended seven players last week — including play-making receiver Antonio Calloway — due to their "defrauding of the university" by using university issued credit cards at the campus bookstore to buy electronics before selling them for cash.

It's a tough break for the Gators, who open the season with a neutral site game in Arlington, Texas, against the Michigan Wolverines.

Coach Jim McElwain is not lacking confidence, however, despite being seen in Vegas as a three-point underdog. He promised a resounding victory at a student pep rally Sunday night in Gainesville.

"I love the energy, can’t wait to see you,” McElwain said. “And you know what, we’re heading to Dallas here in a couple weeks to go beat the heck out of Michigan and then come back to you guys."

McElwain would be a bad coach if he didn't think his team would win. It's a bold play nonetheless to publicly declare a rinsing of a Top 10 team on national television.

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