Photo: Jim McElwain, Kirby Smart Run Into Each Other While Recruiting

    Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart ran into each other while recruiting and took a picture.

    January 26, 2016

    Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart ran into each other while recruiting.


    You never quite know what you’re going to come across when on the college football recruiting trail. There are surprises waiting around every corner.

    There are twists, turns, Gators and Bulldogs.

    But there is no rule stating you have to take pictures with anyone — especially with your rival. Apparently, Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart didn’t get that message.

    When the two were simultaneously in Montgomery, Ala. — the home of Jeawon Taylor (Florida commit) and Lyndell “Mack” Wilson (undecided) — they crossed paths. And someone had the bright idea for them to pose for a picture … a terribly awkward picture at Madhouse Training Center in Montgomery. The Madhouse Training Center tweeted out the priceless pic.

    They may be former colleagues, and even friends, but McElwain and Smart are now rivals — like it or not. They’re both putting in the work now to beat the other one in the fall.

    With National Signing Day a week away, this picture will be a trophy for one and an annoying reminder for the other.

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