We all have been wondering since yesterday who would take over Garrick McGee’s spot as Offensive Coordinator at the University of Louisville. I am pleasantly shocked we haven’t seen the ultra-ambitious names that UofL fans have been known to throw in the ring each time a job opens. There was no mention of Steve Spurrier or Pete Carroll or even a random Teddy Bridgewater thrown in this time. Because face it, we have been through that before with Gruden rumors. Most went immediately to the other Petrino Paul, to get the band back together. I don’t hate that idea. Steve Jones from the Courier Journal had some suggestions as well. Go read his full story here. Paul Petrino was the obvious 1st person he spoke of.
STATEMENT FROM LOUISVILLE HEAD COACH BOBBY PETRINO
“I wish Garrick McGee and his family nothing but the best and I am grateful for his friendship and commitment. I’ve known him for a long time and I’m going to miss him as a person and a coach. He did a great job wherever we have coached together and I think he has a great football mind. I know it was a difficult decision for him because he’s had such a close relationship with Lovie Smith, and he feels like this is the right move for him. I wish him nothing but success and I am grateful for his dedication through the years.”
Multiple platforms have speculated that Garrick McGee has taken the same position at Illnois. It seems this can be confirmed now.
Garrick McGee speaks on the 2016 recruiting class. He was pretty pumped up at the signing day event as well when talking about Jawon Pass. I know you all are anxiously awaiting football as much as I am.
Transcript below (also includes Garrick McGee and Todd Grantham)
BOBBY PETRINO AND KEVIN SUMLIN
COACH SUMLIN: Great to be here. Just got through with the luncheon. I know that our guys, our team, our travel party, the administration, has had a fabulous time here in Nashville.
The city has been wonderful hosts. Franklin American Mortgage has done nothing but provide us with first-class events. Our guys are really, really appreciative of it, practice overing at Vanderbilt. Want to thank them, too, being able to utilize their facility and stadium and locker rooms, practice facility, it’s been great for us, too. Everything has been very, very convenient from that standpoint.
Coordinators Todd Grantham and Garrick McGee met with the media on Monday to talk about the upcoming Music City Bowl for the Cards and also just discuss the team and things going forward.
McGee video from TheCrunchZone.com.
Garrick McGee and Tobijah Hughley (from Lexington) met with the media on Wednesday to talk about Saturday’s game against Kentucky.
Garrick McGee, Kyle Bolin, and Aaron Epps met with the media after practice on Tuesday. The Cards face Virginia at home this Saturday at 12:30.
Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and running back L.J. Scott met with the media after practice on Tuesday and previewed this weekend’s game against Syracuse.
The Cards are 2-4 and I couldn’t be happier to post something about football. Here is a video from after practice on Tuesday from offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and offensive lineman Kiola Mahoni.
Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and wide receiver James Quick spoke to the media after practice on Tuesday. The Cards take on Florida State this Saturday at noon on ESPN.
Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and wide receiver James Quick met with the media after practice on Tuesday. McGee talked about what Quick brings to the team, Lamar Jackson, the new guys on the offensive line, and more. Quick talks about what went through his mind when he got hurt, how important the NC State game is, the focus in practice this week, and more.
Over the next couple of days, and including today and yesterday, fans are able to go out and watch the Louisville Cardinals football practices. If you choose to attend any of these practices, I just ask that you don’t fall into the trap. What in the world am I talking about?
The University of Louisville will hold their annual football media day on Saturday morning. Bobby Petrino will have a press conference and speak about the team and give updates from the first couple days of fall practice as well as preview the season. Garrick McGee and Todd Grantham will also probably get a chance to speak about their respective sides of the football. Wouldn’t you like to keep up with the coverage of this and even listen in live? Well tomorrow, you can…
Full disclosure: that title was sort of Steve’s idea…
Big-time quarterback recruit Jawon Pass has made his decision, and that is to commit to the Louisville Cardinals. In the end, he chose Louisville over Auburn and a strong, late push from Alabama. I repeat: Louisville beat out Auburn and Alabama for a football recruit from Columbus, Georgia. Weird, huh?
Jawon Pass will make his decision today at 4:00 p.m. ET on where he will play his college football. He will be choosing between Louisville, Auburn, and Alabama. Normally when you see a list like that, you are just happy that Louisville is mentioned with the big boys of college football. But this time, the Cards have a legit chance to go down and get a recruit right from their territory.
I have said for a while that Jawon Pass is a name that I would get tired of hearing when it came to his recruitment. Now that it is the day he will announce, I can’t get enough of it. And most of that “me being tired of it” was due to the fact that it seemed like every time there was a new “top 5” or “these two schools are in the lead” with him, the list was different. But it was mainly reporters that were putting these lists out that were constantly changing, not necessarily Jawon himself. So I wasn’t tired of Jawon Pass. I was just tired of hearing about the recruitment.
If you follow football recruiting, then by now you know who Jawon Pass is. And you know that he is down to three schools: Louisville, Auburn, and Alabama. Pass is set to announce his decision on July 16.
Steve Jones of the Courier Journal posted a very insightful article on Friday afternoon about Pass and his recruitment. He has quotes from one very important person: Jawon’s mother.
Kershena Thomas seems to think that Louisville could have an advantage already on campus, and that is Jawon’s brother Khane, who is a freshman safety on the football team.
Another cool new video segment from UofL. The access that the football team now allows is wonderful.
Louisville Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee made a big statement on Thursday evening about the future of the program. He turned down an opportunity to interview for the vacant Offensive Coordinator position at Oklahoma. Why is that big news? McGee is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and played quarterback at Oklahoma.
If you are a Louisville football season ticket holder, the time you are waiting for all season has come. You had to suffer through bad home games like Miami and Florida State, but it was all worth it. Getting wins over ACC opponents like NC State and Wake Forest were just to pass the time. Any game you went to, it was just an event to hold us all over. It was all leading to this week. You know, when “the show in town, in the state” finally visits Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Oh yes folks, we are blessed that Kentucky football is coming to put the show on display in front of our very eyes.
Don’t know what I am referring to? Back in April of this year, UK Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown had this to say after mentioning that there were no pro teams in the area. “The other team doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s it. We’re the show in town, in the state.” Good to know.
Let’s take a look at how the state (Commonwealth) of Kentucky has been represented by “The Show” this season. They are our leaders, so for the sake of all of us, surely it has gone well…