Monday, September 14, 2015

Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Expresses Regret Over Profanity-Filled Tirade Against WR Kelvin Taylor.

Kelvin Taylor and Jim McElwain. Image via Busted Coverage.
Jim McElwain addressed the sidelines incident between himself and Gator running back Kelvin Taylor during his weekly press conference Monday. The Florida head coach says he wasn't "proud" of using not-mama approved language while chewing out Taylor, who had just received an  unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during Saturday night's 31-24 win over East Carolina.

Neither was his 94-year old mother, apparently, as McElwain noted.

"I'm not proud about it, and neither is my mother," McElwain said Monday at his weekly news conference. "I don't feel good about it. As you know, this is a very public job. This is a public thing that we do. I understand that I have a long ways to go and I make mistakes. ...

"Am I proud of it? Absolutely not. Do I feel bad about it? Yes. At the same time, I've got to understand my mistakes as well and learn from it and go forward."

McElwain went off on Taylor following the junior RB receiving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Taylor made a throat-slash gesture after scoring a touchdown against ECU in fourth quarter.

While McElwain expressed regret over the incident, he still has demoted Taylor from first-team to third-team on the Gators depth chart for next Saturday's game against Kentucky, presumable as a disciplinary gesture. 

Taylor is the son of former NFL player Fred Taylor, whom himself had been fined by the League for  making a similar gesture during a game. 

(via ESPN)

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