UAB hires Garrick McGee as coach

Updated: December 5, 2011, 12:44 AM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB has hired Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee as head coach.

Blazers athletic director Brian Mackin announced the hiring Sunday night, a day after Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement congratulating McGee on landing the job.

McGee is a finalist for the Broyles Award given to the nation's top assistant. He replaces Neil Callaway, who was ousted after five seasons when he failed to post a winning record.

"I'm very excited about ...

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