After scoring against ECU, Florida running back Kelvin Taylor did a throat slash gesture, got penalized, and subsequently got screamed at on the sidelines by coach Jim McElwain to an uncomfortable degree.
On Monday, McElwain said he regretted how he treated Taylor, and he's heard the criticism, including from his 94-year-old mother.
Florida coach Jim McElwain says, "I'm not proud about it and neither is my mother."
McElwain says he got "an earful" from his 94-year-old mother.
Taylor's father, former running back Fred Taylor, initially wasn't too bothered by the exchange:
Fred Taylor on @lebatardshow says it was "a little bit of an overreaction but I understand coaching."— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 14, 2015
However, after his son was demoted on the depth chart, the elder Taylor lashed out, according to the AP's Mark Long.
"I don't understand the thought behind it. If (McElwain's) going to be consistent and this is what happens, then I get it. That's fine. Being a starter is not the end of the world, but what point are you trying to make? Are you trying to show the media that you're going to be a no-nonsense guy? Or are you trying to get the players' attention? I thought you did that already."
For his part, Kelvin Taylor has only tweeted this:
I love coach Mac!!! He's going make me a better person Got nothing , but respect for him! #GatorNation— KT21 (@Kelvintaylor21) September 13, 2015
For more, check out Alligator Army, which says that McElwain's approach is common in football, but not necessarily effective.