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UAB head coach Garrick McGee will join Petrino as OC

Almost immediately following Bobby Petrino's introductory press conference at Louisville, word started to circulate that UAB head coach Garrick McGee would resign from his post and join Petrino as his offensive coordinator. Shortly thereafter, we were able to confirm the reports. 

Prior to the 2010 season, McGee was named Petrino's offensive coordinator at Arkansas, and helped lead the team to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. The offense finished 8th nationally in yards per game (489), fourth in passing offense, and 14th in scoring following the 2010 season, setting numerous school records, including new marks for yardage, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. McGee followed the 2010 campaign up with an impressive 2011 season as well, after which three offensive players were taken in the NFL draft.

McGee's past assistant coaching stops include Northwestern (2004-2007), UNLV (2003), Toledo (2002), Northern Iowa (1999), and Langston University (1996-1998).

In December of 2011 McGee accepted the head coaching job at UAB and has compiled a 5-19 in two seasons. Only three of those wins came against FBS opponents (FIU, Southern Miss, Marshall).

We will keep you updated on the developments as more becomes available.