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Five recruiting questions with Jim McElwain

5/13/2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Jim McElwain recently discussed the latest with Florida football recruiting. Here are a few highlights:

How difficult was it taking over so late in the process?

Jim McElwain: Assembling a staff and getting certain parts of the organization together and things like that, there were some challenges, but everyone else has gone through it too that has taken over programs. The one bonus we had here was the Gator brand in the fact that in the end football doesn’t last forever and most these guys want to come back and live in Florida and that’s where Gators take care of Gators. It’s going to give them an opportunity to have life after football. I think a lot of guys were able to see that. So at a place like Florida, it probably in some ways was a little bit easier than some of the other spots.