Garrick McGee is going to be asked about the Arkansas job, vacated when Bobby Petrino was fired for the scandal that erupted after his motorcycle mishap, and he's sure trying to head things off at the pass. The current UAB coach set a policy of not discussing other jobs, and he plans to stick to it. So please stop asking him.
Asked once whether he had interviewed with Arkansas, which prompted an answer explaining his "no comment" policy, he was asked again in a slightly different manner. And that's when he went all elementary school teacher with his answer (via al.com)
Q: Would you entertain conversations with Arkansas about that job?
McGee: I talk to my staff a lot, and the players, about listening skills. And I tell them that in today's society, listening has really fell by the wayside. Like, I'll say something in a meeting and then five minutes later someone will ask me the same exact question. Then I go 'You need to go to my Listening 101 school.' One more time, I am not interested in talking about my employment with any university, not such this situation but for the rest of my career. That's the protocol that I'm going to follow.
And this, friends, is how you simultaneously kill a question and embarrass a reporter at the same time. I don't know if Garrick McGee will end up at Arkansas in the near future, but he may just break out the ruler and bang on desks during team meetings, wherever it is he's coaching.