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Jim Harris' SEC Notebook: Spurrier, Saban Wowed By Petrino's Offensive Legacy; Hogs Tumble In Power Poll

by Jim Harris 9/12/2012 1:24 pm

This week in the Notebook, we look at Steve Spurrier's and Nick Saban's admiration for the Bobby Petrino system, the winning performance of Tyler Russell in Mississippi State's big win over Auburn, other top efforts last week, and the ups and downs of the league teams in the Weekly Power Poll. Also, while Arkansas-Alabama is the CBS game of the week, Saturday's marquee game is a more familiar SEC clash that finally has some national importance again.

Garrick McGee's Mission: To Spruce Up Alabama-Birmingham Football

by Associated Press 7/27/2012 11:22 am

The first-year Blazers coach has a much bigger job ahead in renovating a football program that has seen little success on the field, struggled to draw crowds and been spurned by University of Alabama system trustees in efforts to build an on-campus stadium. So McGee starts with the foundational things, even down to the decor.

Bobby Petrino Is Out, Now Where Does Jeff Long Turn For A Razorback Coach?

by Chris Bahn 4/11/2012 8:06 am

Bobby Petrino was fired after four seasons at Arkansas. Where do the Razorbacks look for a replacement for Petrino, who went 34-17 during his tenure with 21 victories and Top 5 finish his last two seasons?

Bobby Petrino Timeline at Arkansas

by Tre Baker 4/10/2012 7:14 pm

For 1,582 days, Petrino led the Razorbacks to a 34-17 overall record, its first BCS bowl appearance and a Top 5 ranking to end 2011. Here is a look at some of the major events that occurred during the Bobby Petrino era at Arkansas.

Garrick McGee Praises Arkansas Leadership In 'Unfortunate' Petrino Situation

by Chris Bahn 4/8/2012 8:05 am

Garrick McGee has strong ties to Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino. They’ve known each other since McGee was a freshman quarterback and Petrino his position coach at Arizona State. McGee spent four seasons on Petrino’s Razorback staff before leaving for the head coaching position at Alabama-Birmingham. So McGee also feels a connection with the state of Arkansas. Which is what makes seeing the current situation — Petrino on administrative leave following a motorcycle accident on April 1 that included a female member of the football staff — difficult for McGee to process. McGee told Birmingham media it is difficult to watch as his friend and former program are impacted by Petrino's misstep.

Otis Kirk: Razorbacks Working To Impress Sooner State Prospects

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 3/29/2012 7:41 am

Broken Arrow (Okla.) cornerback Cre Moore didn't leave a recent Junior Day visit with an Arkansas offer. But he did leave with a good impression of the campus and program. Moore (6-0, 173 pounds) attended a Junior Day at Arkansas on March 3. Moore and three of his teammates took in all the things Arkansas has to offer during the visit and Moore said they left impressed.

CBS: ASU Red Wolves' Selecting Malzahn Among Offseason's Top 5 Hires

by Chris Bahn 2/13/2012 8:18 am

Immediately after Gus Malzahn's hiring at Arkansas State became official, national media lauded the move. Some analysts raved that it was the best hire in college football’s 2012 preseason. Given time to evaluate all the moves made in the offseason, CBSSPorts.com ranked Malzhan as the No. 4 best coaching hire in college football. He finished behind three established head coaches who have had major success elsewhere, including Urban Meyer, Rich Rodriguez and Mike Leach.

Bahn: Razorback Staff Turnover Might Have Helped Late Push For Key Defensive Additions

by Chris Bahn 2/1/2012 6:10 pm

Thanking assistant coaches is a pretty routine part of national signing day. Head coaches across the country routinely give their staffs credit for a year’s recruiting haul. It’s hard to imagine Bobby Petrino ever being more grateful for the assistants than he is this year. Arkansas endured coaching turnover unlike any other year in his tenure. Somehow the new — and late — additions to the staff were able to close strong.

Arkansas Assistant Reggie Johnson Headed to UAB To Join Garrick McGee

by The Associated Press 1/12/2012 12:54 pm

Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino congratulated Johnson and Arkansas graduate assistants Richard Owens and Brandon Sharpe on Thursday. All three are taking positions with the Blazers, where Garrick McGee was hired as coach last month after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Razorbacks.

Sporting News: Malzahn An A+ Hire For Arkansas State, Likes McGee to UAB

by Chris Bahn 12/23/2011 9:30 am

It’s not just folks in Jonesboro or the state of Arkansas that appreciate the magnitude of the Gus Malzahn hire at Arkansas State. ASU gets an A+ from The Sporting News for its recent hire of the Auburn offensive coordinator. That’s one of several coaching hires of interest to folks in the state as graded by Matt Hayes.

3-And-Out: Petrino Completes On-Field Coaching Staff, Speaks On LSU Outburst

by Chris Bahn 12/10/2011 3:28 pm

It appears the Arkansas on-field coaching staff is complete. Following the announcement of Paul Haynes as defensive coordinator a day earlier, Bobby Petrino said the staff’s other defensive opening will be filled by Kevin Peoples, who has been working in an administrative capacity the last two seasons. Peoples previously coached the defensive line at Arkansas State before joining the Razorbacks. Additionally, Steve Caldwell will assume the title of special teams coordinator formerly held by John L. Smith, who left earlier this week to become the head coach at Weber State.

Otis Kirk: Recruiting Heats Up For Razorbacks As Petrino Searches For Coordinators

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 12/8/2011 11:11 am

Arkansas' Bobby Petrino was already trying to juggle preparing for a bowl game with recruiting and now he has another duty as well. Petrino is having to replace all three of his coordinators from this season. On Tuesday, he filled the offensive coordinator spot with Paul Petrino. He still has to find a defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.

Willy Robinson

by Tre Baker 12/7/2011 8:29 am

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Jim Harris' Notebook: LSU' Chavis at the Top With 2011 Broyles Award

by Jim Harris 12/6/2011 3:39 pm

The past two winners of the Broyles Award for the year's best college football assistant coach also saw their teams go on to win the BCS national championship. John Chavis is the defensive coordinator for top-ranked LSU, which will play Alabama in the national title game on Jan. 9. Does he like the odds, knowing his two predecessors for the award shared in the championship crystal? "Only if we win the final game," he said with a laugh Tuesday at the Peabody Little Rock ballroom. "We'll see if we can make it three in a row."

Bahn: Positive Energy From McGee, Smith Important For Razorbacks To Replace

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2011 2:10 pm

Hiring staff is an underrated and often overlooked ability of a head coach. Some are able to plug and play like they do when players get injured. Others never seem to recover from major staff changes. With that in mind, it appears we're hitting an important stretch of Bobby Petrino’s tenure with the Razorbacks, particularly if the carousel doesn't stop with Garrick McGee and John L. Smith.

Report: Paul Petrino Rejoining Arkansas Staff

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2011 10:04 am

Bobby Petrino didn’t have to look far in his search for an offensive coordinator. Petrino, according to a report in The (Champaign) News-Gazette, will re-hire his brother, Paul, from Illinois. Paul Petrino served as OC at Arkansas in 2008 and 2009.

UAB Formally Introduces Garrick McGee As Head Coach

by The Associated Press 12/5/2011 4:59 pm

New UAB coach Garrick McGee promises to forge a connection between the city and the oft-overlooked program, and win games. The former Arkansas offensive coordinator was introduced as the Blazers coach Monday in a room packed with UAB fans. He said he will begin work in Birmingham on Wednesday and won't coach with the Razorbacks in the Cotton Bowl against Kansas State.

Garrick McGee

by Tre Baker 12/5/2011 8:39 am

Razorback offensive coordinator blazes a new trail for himself.

Razorbacks' Garrick McGee Announced As Alabama-Birmingham Football Coach

by The Associated Press 12/4/2011 9:53 pm

UAB has hired Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee as head coach. Blazers Athletic Director Brian Mackin announced the hiring Sunday night, a day after Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement congratulating McGee on landing the job.

Petrino Announces McGee Hired At Alabama-Birmingham

by Chris Bahn 12/3/2011 4:06 pm

Arkansas appears to be in the market for a new offensive coordinator. Garrick McGee, according to Razorback Coach Bobby Petrino, has accepted the head coaching job at Alabama-Birmingham. Petrino issued a statement through the UA media relations department congratulating McGee on taking the job.