FILE- In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Florida head coach Jim McElwain reacts to a dropped pass by Iowa during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. Even though McElwain became the first coach to make the Southeastern Conference championship game in each of his first two seasons, his approval rating could use a boost. That’s mostly because McElwain’s offensive numbers have been, well, downright offensive during his time in Gainesville. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
Florida coach Jim McElwain said the families of more than 60 of his players were affected by Hurricane Irma in some way.
McElwain struck a somber tone during his remarks on the SEC teleconference and at his news conference with local media on Wednesday. It was his first time making public comments since the storm rocked the state on Sunday and into Monday.
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Despite the storm causing flooding and damage in Gainesville, No. 25 Florida (0-1) will host No. 23 Tennessee (2-0) on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS) as scheduled. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium did not suffer major damage.
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