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Report: Hog OC McGee Talks To FAU About Head Coaching Job

The website reported yesterday that Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee has interviewed for the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic and “he possibly could have an offer to be the next coach already in hand.”

The Owls are 1-10 in Howard Schnellenberger’s final season at the helm and still have a game to play with Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. 

When it comes to McGee, apparently the writers at OwlAccess are in favor of finding someone with a more proven background as they suggest FAU’s athletic director talk to Ron Zook and Dennis Erickson before rushing into a hire of Bobby Petrino’s coordinator.

It’s appropriate to note that Zook’s offensive coordinator at Illinois — before being fired this week — was former Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino.

McGee has been at Arkansas for four seasons and has led the offense for the past two.  He is one of five finalists for this year’s Broyles Award which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach.

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SEC Headlines – 8/30/11 Part One

1.  Will Muschamp says there’s still a lot of work to do at Florida this week.

2.  The Gators look to start two true freshmen in the secondary for the first time in school history.

3.  Howard Schnellenberger knows that his Florida Atlantic Owls aren’t likely to get a hoot out of playing in The Swamp.  (Hoot?  Owls?  Get it?)
4.  If Georgia tailback Richard Samuel is healthy on Saturday, he’ll split carries with Isaiah Crowell.

5.  Mark Richt won’t say if safety Bacarri Rambo is suspended for the opener or not.

6.  Boise State’s Chris Petersen says he’s put a blowout loss at Georgia in ’05 out of his mind.

7.  A dozen freshman are likely to contribute for Kentucky this season.

8.  There’s not as much hype for a UK-WKU opener as their is a UK-Louisville opener.  Big shock.

9.  UK has stupidly banned its own student newspaper from today’s basketball interview sessions because a college reporter did his job.

10.  Stephen Garcia and Connor Shaw are listed as co-starters on South Carolina’s depth chart.

11.  Akeem Auguste has reinjured his foot… meaning CC Whitlock will start at corner for USC against East Carolina.

12.  Gamecock freshmen are getting a crash course in SEC football.

13.  Tennesssee — including return specialist Devrin Young — is getting healthy at the right time.

14.  UT will have two true freshmen flanking a senior in its linebacking corps this fall.

15.  Vol players are excited that the season is finally upon them.

16.  Vanderbilt quarterback Larry Smith seems to have more confidence this season.

17.  James Franklin has decided not to call plays on offense… for now.

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SEC Headlines – 6/1/11 Part One

1.  A number of SEC coaches gave their reactions to Jim Tressel’s demise yesterday.

2.  Mike Slive is backing off his “we’ll make changes” comments from this weekend saying that a roster management proposal “can be adopted, it can be rejected” this week in Destin.  (Though he could simply be trying to give the impression that he’s open to discussion… rather than forcing legislation on some who don’t want it.)

3.  Auburn will host Florida Atlantic and 77-year-old Howard Schnellenberger this fall.

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SEC Headlines – 12/1/10

1.  Scapegoat.  It seems UA fired a part-timer for playing “Take the Money and Run” before the Alabama-Auburn game… but a full-time staffer who was in on the decision is still employed.  Stay classy, Alabama.

2.  Alabama defensive back BJ Scott is considering a transfer.

3.  Three bowls are targeting Alabama.

4.  Bama’s basketball team will host South Alabama tonight.

5.  If Auburn doesn’t win the BCS title this year, there’ll be no excuses.

6.  Cam Newton’s great run began with a touchdown against South Carolina.

7.  Tony Barbee liked the effort in AU’s 78-50 win over Georgia Southwestern last night.  Georgia Southwho?

8.  Reports says Arkansas and Bobby Petrino are working on a seven-year contract extension.

9.  John Pelphrey will be looking for more offense against Oklahoma tonight.

10.  LSU’s bowl plans will lead to the Capital One, Cotton or Outback.

11.  Looks like Tiger officials would prefer the Cotton.

12.  Trent Johnson’s basketball team beat Houston 73-57 last night.

13.  MSU’s bowl destination is still up in the air.

14.  Rich Stansbury’s team blew a big lead in a 61-59 loss to Florida Atlantic last night.

15.  State linebacker Chris White won the Conerly Trophy as Mississippi’s best college football player.

16.  Houston Nutt has some tough decisions to make this offseason.

17.  Nutt says off-field discipline issues will “get corrected.”  (Notice how people start caring about off-field discipline when a coach goes 4-8?)

18.  Ole Miss fell 86-73 at Miami last night.

19.  Dan McCarney’s departure from Florida (to become the head coach at North Texas) has already caused UF’s recruiting class to take a hit.

20.  Billy Donovan will face former assistant Donnie Jones and UCF tonight.

21.  Georgia has bought a home game with Florida Atlantic in 2012…  for one millllllion dollars.  (If both coaches are still in place, that game could pit Mark Richt against his old coach, Howard Schnellenberger.)

22.  Aaron Murray is on the verge of breaking some Georgia records.

23.  Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart says he’s not going to Kansas.

24.  The Wildcats crushed Boston University 91-57 last night…

25.  But the Cats still play “younger” than last year’s young team.

26.  Things aren’t looking good on the Enes Kanter front.

27.  South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia “should be fine” for the SEC Championship Game.

28.  Garcia has won over his coachat least a little — since the last time he faced Auburn.

29.  Steve Spurrier gambled that he could build up South Carolina… and now that gamble is paying off.

30.  Bruce Pearl says his team made progress in an 86-56 win over MTSU last night.

31.  Tennessee avoided a letdown after winning the NIT Season Tip-Off last week. 

32.  Vandy is hoping for a brighter future as it makes its coaching change.

33.  Vanderbilt will host Western Kentucky tonight.

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