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Jim McElwain releases statement on Twitter on leaving Colorado State for Florida

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There's some dignity here.

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Thursday afternoon, Jim McElwain released a three-tweet statement on his departure from Colorado State to be the head coach at Florida:

Yes, McElwain is a coach leaving his team before its bowl game. But as these sorts of departures go, McElwain's way of walking out the door — which also reportedly included a 9:15 a.m. meeting with his players in Fort Collins on Thursday — strikes me as a pretty dignified way to do it.