Central Michigan head football coach Jim McElwain talks to reporters during the MAC football media day at Ford Field on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

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Jim McElwain suffers seizure, but ‘doing fine’

Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain suffered a seizure on Sunday, the coach said on social media and the Central Michigan athletic department retweeted on Monday.

“I’m doing fine and all the tests have come back good,” McElwain wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon. “The doctors have asked that I stay in the hospital for a few days, so I won’t be at MAC Media Day.

“I know Coach (Robb) Akey, Lew and Jamezz will do a great job. I can’t wait to get camp started.”

McElwain, 60, led the Chippewas to a 9-4 season in 2021, which was capped with a 24-21 bowl win over Washington State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, Central Michigan’s first bowl win since 2012.

A former offensive coordinator under Nick Saban at Alabama (2008-11) and head coach at Colorado State (2012-14) and the University of Florida (2015-17), McElwain has coached the Chippewas since 2019, compiling a record of 20-13.

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