There has been a huge amount of love here for Ed Warinner. All of it deserved. But I think McElwain (along with Roy Roundtree) deserve some props, too.
We start the season losing Tarik Black, probably our #1 receiver. But the receivers, who were a disaster last year, have been more than fine.
DPJ was a deer in the headlights last year, now he is living up to the hype. By next year he is going to be a monster. Nico, who barely played last year, has been more than serviceable.
Ronnie Bell is showing flashes of being a future star.
We are NOT leaning on Grant Perry this year, and that could be a good thing.
If by some chance Pep gets a head coaching job for next season and leaves, I would not hesitate to slide McElwain into his role (if he doesn't get another job) and make Roundtree the full time WR coach.