COACHING SEARCH: Garrick McGee

In the current landscape of college football, it's mostly all about offense. In the last three years, the University of Memphis hasn't had much. Now that it's looking for a new head coach, it's almost a certainty that they'll seek out an offensive guru.

In the current landscape of college football, it's mostly all about offense.

In the last three years, the University of Memphis hasn't had much. Now that it's looking for a new head coach, it's almost a certainty that they'll seek out an offensive guru.

One such guru that's looking for a head coaching gig? Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee.

McGee is in his fourth season with the Razorbacks and also a finalist for the Broyles Award, handed out each year to the country's top assistant. Last season, he was in the mix for the Tulsa coaching job before pulling his name from consideration late in the process.

He has already interviewed at Florida Atlantic and is reportedly atop UAB's wish list. While he may not be the top-tier name Memphis fans are looking for, his offenses are proven and he could cure the lack of offense that has ailed the Memphis program in recent years.

Why McGee would be a good hire: McGee is offensive-minded, which is a start. Memphis hasn't had a true offense-oriented coach since Randy Fichtner was a coordinator in 2006. His offenses are exciting, and he could entice fans to show up in droves just to see the offense.

Why McGee wouldn't work out: Again, like many other candidates we've profiled, McGee hasn't had head coaching experience. Memphis would ideally like to hire a coach who's had experience as a head coach, even at the FCS level. It's also unknown if McGee could recruit Memphis; his target areas at Arkansas center around Oklahoma.


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