Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Florida, Mcelwain Receive Death Threats for Losing

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Florida, Mcelwain Receive Death Threats for Losing

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Florida coach Jim McElwain revealed Monday that his family and players have received death threats amid the program's 3-3 start.

"There's a lot of hate in this world, and a lot of anger," McElwain said in a Gainesville interview.

"And yet it's freedom to show it. The hard part is obviously when the threats [are] against your own players, the death threats to your families, the ill will that's brought upon out there."

McElwain would not go into detail about the nature of the threats, but he said they are a "testament to what's going on nationally."

"A lot of angry people," he said. "In this business, we're the ones that you take the shots at. That's the way it is."

Florida State

Coach Jimbo Fisher never thought he would hear a Seminoles fan ridicule the team's coaches after a loss like the one Saturday to Louisville. …

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