Garrick McGee Contacted About Getting Arkansas Band Back Together, According To Report

The Arkansas Razorbacks need a new head coach, and they'd certainly prefer a smooth transition if at all possible. The only moves to that effect would be promoting Paul Petrino or Taver Johnson to interim coach for the rest of the year or wooing former offensive coordinator Garrick McGee back from the UAB Blazers, where he took over as head coach this year.

McGee seems to be the clear fan favorite, and, according to FootballScoop.com, he may have the inside track. Football Scoop cites two sources who say Jeff Long has spoken with McGee about trying to retain as much of the current coaching staff as possible, including Paul Petrino, with McGee as the new man in charge.

Both UAB and Arkansas are currently in spring football practices. McGee was asked earlier in the week about whether he's been in contact with anyone from his former gig. He said he spoke briefly to Petrino. This was all before the termination was announced.

For more on Hogs football, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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