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UAB Hires Garrick McGee, Not Turner Gill, As Their New Head Football Coach

At least one of the college football head coaching positions has now been filled as the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) has announced Garrick McGee as their man. It’s an interesting hire not only because McGee is a former Oklahoma quarterback, but he was also a candidate alongside a rumored Turner Gill, who was recently fired from Kansas for a 5-18 record in two seasons.

“Arkansas’ offense has blossomed the past two seasons under the guidance of McGee,” says the Associated Press, “and the Razorbacks made their first BCS bowl appearance last season. McGee has tutored players such as Ryan Mallett — who was taken in the third round of June’s draft by the New England Patriots — and current Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson, who led the team to a 10-2 overall record, 6-2 in the SEC.”

McGee has served as Arkansas' offensive coordinator under Bobby Petrino over the last two years.