UofL FOOTBALL | Garrick McGee to coach at Illinois

03/09/2016 09:49 AM

Louisville Football OC/QB coach Garrick McGee is reportedly leaving U of L to coach the same position under Lovie Smith at Illinois. Both ESPN and Footballscoop.com are reporting that McGee will join Smith’s staff in his first year as the Illini’s head coach.

McGee and Smith have a longstanding relationship. Smith recruited McGee to Arizona State out of high school, and the two have been close since. The move to Illinois will likely involve added responsibilities for McGee. Working under a defensive minded coach like Smith, McGee will likely have more control over play calling, an area where Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was heavily involved.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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