Remember Garrick McGee

who all national media thought we should have hired as HC after the Petrino mess has been let go as Illinois OC. He was UA OC under Petrino. Jeff Long wanted someone with HC experience went with John Smiling Smith probably started downfall of JL.

Wasn’t McGee already gone when we plugged Smith in for a year?

Petrino’s brother was the OC when the program rode into the ditch.

McGee went to UAB as HC didn’t he?

He and Petrino had many similar traits.

He was the O C for ILL. last season.

He was let go by Lovie Smith today.

McGee was never the OC…Bobby always was

Garrick did suggest plays from time to time. That was as much as Petrino let him do.

Garrick did suggest plays from time to time. That was as much as Petrino let him do.

No, the downfall of JL began the day he fired Petrino. Hiring Smiley, Beliema, etc. were just checkpoints on the way down…

If he hadn’t fired Petrino he would still be AD and probably considered a very good one (in spite of himself). Infinitely more ways to perpetuate the downfall than to avoid it once Petrino left - and JL wasn’t near smart enough to identify any of those…