The Jim McElwain era has come to an end at Florida.

On Sunday, the University of Florida officially announce the decision to mutually part ways with McElwain, who coached the Gators for the past two-and-a-half years.

Former Miami head coach Randy Shannon, who has been a Florida assistant since 2015, will take over the program, on an interim basis.

Rumors over the weekend speculated that the two parties were working on a contract buyout, prior to Florida's 42-7 loss to Georgia in Jacksonville, Florida..

The 55-year old McElwain compiled a record of 22-12 during his tenure with Florida, including back-to-back appearances in the SEC Championship Game the past two seasons.

Prior to his time at Florida, McElwain was the head coach at Colorado St., from 2012-2014.

In 5-plus years as a head coach, McElwain has compiled an overall record of 44-28.

Florida, who is 3-4, overall, and 3-3 in SEC play, must win three of their final four games to go to a postseason bowl game.