Four hours before kicking off vs. Georgia in one of the top rivalry games in college football, Florida had to deal with a mess.

A report surfaced that coach Jim McElwain may be on his way out at Florida, noting that agent Jimmy Sexton has been working with the university on a restructured buyout for the third-year coach of the Gators, but the two sides were "miles apart."

The university did not waste much time in denying that report.

"No one representing the University of Florida or our athletic department has had any conversations with Coach McElwain or his representatives regarding a buyout of his contract," athletics director Scott Stricklin said. "Our focus is on this great Florida-Georgia rivalry today."

This comes on the tail end of a strange week in Gainesville. During his Monday press conference, McElwain went off on a tangent about how his players, coaches and family has been treated amid the program's 3-3 start. Included in it was the mention of death threats.