Jim McElwain completed his first ESPN “car wash” on Tuesday.
The perfunctory cycle didn't yield anything particularly revelatory.
Florida’s first-year coach spent the day in Bristol, Connecticut continuing to stay on message -- answering a bevy of questions by not saying much of anything.
McElwain appeared on a number of the network’s platforms, including live stops at First Take, The Herd, Sportscenter and College Football Live.
Florida continued a tradition it started under Will Muschamp, picking up South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on the way up to ESPN's campus.
McElwain told ESPN’s Chris Low, “[Florida officials] asked was there any problem doing this. I said, ‘Hell, I drive by the guy’s statue every day.’ He won the Heisman Trophy and a national championship at Florida. You know what, we’ll do anything for him. Any opportunity I get to just visit with the guy is invaluable. In fact, I wish the guy would quit coaching, so I could get him in and really pick his brain.”
McElwain's "car wash" mostly centered around Florida's quarterback competition, the team's potential breakout offensive players (Demarcus Robinson and Brandon Powell), Vernon Hargreaves' star power, his relationship with Nick Saban, etc.
His most entertaining segment of the day had nothing to do with Florida football. McElwain ribbed on his former Eastern Washington University roommate Colin Cowherd, who wasn't hosting his own show Tuesday.
With former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell and South Florida radio personality Jon 'Stugotz' Weiner filling in on The Herd, McElwain joked about Cowherd's favorite kind of booze back in college, his silly-looking haircuts and how Cowherd would talk to himself during baseball games.
For those who missed Tuesday's programming, McElwain's four live appearances are linked below.
FIRST TAKE (ESPN2)
THE HERD (ESPNU/ESPN RADIO)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE (ESPN)
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