Georgia lambasted Florida, 42-7, on Saturday in the World's Largest Cocktail Party. Reports swirled of Gator boosters passing the hat to raise funds for McElwain's $12 million buyout even before the ball kicked off.
Sunday, Florida made its move, relieving McElwain of his duties, effective immediately. Doug Samuels of footballscoop.com first reported the news.
McElwain said earlier the week he has received death threats, but was reportedly unable to prove that when asked by university sachems. Florida reportedly discussed trying to fire McElwain for cause.
McElwain, in his third year in Gainesville, finishes with a 22-12 record. Defensive coordinator Randy Shannon is expected to be named inteirm coach.