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University Makes a Habit of Hiring Football Coaches With DUIs

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For the second time in five years, UAB has hired a head football coach with a drunk-driving arrest on his record.

Should we be surprised? Given that Paul Bryant Jr., president pro tempore of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, has documented ties to a $15-million insurance fraud scheme . . . well, no, we should not be surprised. Why hold a football coach to high ethical standards when a company owned by the president of your board was implicated in a scam  that netted one man a 15-year federal prison sentence?

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Garrick McGee, offensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas, is expected to be announced as UAB's new coach at a press conference today. Various news outlets reported over the weekend that McGee's hiring was set.

McGee replaces Neil Callaway, who was fired on November 27 after going 18-42 over five seasons. When UAB hired Callaway in December 2006, it received heat in the national press for hiring a coach with a DUI arrest in his background. Callaway pleaded guilty to drunk-driving charges while serving as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia in 2003.

So what did UAB do? It hired another coach with DUI problems.

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McGee was arrested for driving under the influence  in December 2007, according to a report from Sports by Brooks. What happened on the case? Brooks reports:

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