Because it was not the practice effort the coaches were looking for in what turns out to be their second practice of the week.
"It could have been better," McGee said. "We started yesterday. Today could have been a little better. Maybe it was sunny outside or they were feeling a little sorry for themselves."
Arkansas had a closed scrimmage Friday, took off Saturday, had meetings Sunday when it would normally practice on game week and got back on the practice field on Monday.
"You know it happened so long ago," McGee said. "We have done a lot of work since then. There were some breakdowns. I think there was a lot of production, a lot of yardage. Ryan missed some throws. The execution wasn't really where it should be. We had breakdowns, movement on the defensive line, our quarterback made a couple of bad reads and threw some bad balls. Sometimes those are overshadowed by somebody making a really good play."
Luckily for the Razorbacks, there are a few days to tune things up.
"It's all about preparation with us, understanding more and more about our opponent, understanding more about our gameplan and how we want to attack," McGee said. "And it's the details of the preparation. They put hashmarks on the field for a reason. Guys are line up on the hash, outside of the hash, whether it is their outside foot back or their inside foot back means something.
"There are some coaches, there are some teams that say the hay is in the barn. For us, the hay is in the barn until we actually kick it off. So we are going to continue to learn and prepare."
Injured tailback Dennis Johnson – who had his wisdom teeth out last week - is back practicing.
"He looked good," McGee said. "He was back out there on Monday. He had a great attitude on Monday. He was pretty fast and he looks ready."
While center Seth Oxner – who has started 13 straight games - injured a foot in Friday's scrimmage, he did practice on Tuesday.
Although the coaches wouldn't name a starter at center, redshirt freshmen Travis Swanson may be the starter there come Saturday according to tackle DeMarcus Love.
"Right now Travis Swanson is the leader and Oxner's battling with him," Love said. "I'd like to see how it plays out. Right now, in my honest opinion, Swanson probably will start the first game."
Love even compared the youngster to one of the best centers Arkansas has ever had.
"He's a young guy - a freshman - that's very talented," Love said. "He reminds me a lot of Jonathan Luigs. He's not as big but he's very technical and he's going to be a guy that by the time he gets out of here will be one of the best centers to come through here."
McGee's first game as the Razorbacks' offensive coordinator will come against his old one – former Oklahoma OC and current Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown.
"They are really good," McGee said. "I have a lot of respect for those guys. Watson Brown was my offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. I really have a lot of respect for him. He is a very good detailed ball coach on both sides of the ball. He is a player's coach and they are going to really come out and play hard for him because that is just what type of coach he is."
Tennessee Tech lost 38-0 at Georgia last season, but returns 16 offensive and defensive starters from last season's 6-5 squad.
"They do a really good job with their offensive package, they are really good with the defensive line movements, they understand how to react back once the ball is run or if the protection slides in different directions," McGee said.
"Their free safety (Dustin Dillehay) is their leading tackler and he is a guy that drops down in the box and makes a lot of tackles. They have a lot of depth. I read this morning where they are going to play two deep at each position on defense. They'll be fresh."
McGee is certainly pleased that his team will go into the game with lots more experience than it did two seasons ago when this staff took over.
"There's no doubt that the guys that we brought in here, they are grown up now," McGee said. "…It is always good to develop. Developing in a program is what it is all about. You get guys when they are young, teach them the system and then each year they start to learn the system more. That's where they are right now."