Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
One week ago, former Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee was hailed as a "home run hire" for UAB. But now the Blazers' new head football coach is in the uncomfortable position of having to explain his criminal record.
As an interview last Friday on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network showed, McGee has a hard time getting his story straight about brushes with the law that date from 1991 to 2007. In fact, McGee's account of a DUI arrest on Christmas Eve 2006 conflicts on several key points with published reports about the incident.
Why does McGee struggle to tell what would seem to be a fairly straightforward story? Why did UAB's highly paid PR executives allow the university's new coach to be so poorly prepared for an interview with one of the most high-profile sports talk-show hosts in the nation? Is McGee coming clean about what really happened on the night he was arrested for drunk driving?
You can decide for yourself by checking out the Finebaum interview at the video below.
As you watch, here is something that is worth keeping in mind. The No. 1 selling point for McGee as a head coach was that he worked under Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, architect of perhaps the nation's top college offense.
But what did McGee actually learn under Petrino about the overall management of a college football program? What kind of program does Petrino tend to run?