Missouri adds a respected offensive spirit to the football staff by adding Garrick McGee as an offensive analyst. According to a report by Gabe DeArmond of Rivals McGee's hiring process is still ongoing, but the well-traveled coach will join the Tigers to present his insight and perspective as an analyst.
McGee's last job was with Illinois as an offensive coordinator, but he was fired by the Illini and head coach Lovie Smith after two seasons of clumsy insult with the Big Ten program. McGee was everywhere on the college football card as a coach, including stops with Toledo, UNLV, Northwestern, Arkansas, Louisville, Illinois and UAB. In 201
This will mark McGee's return to the SEC since training four squadrons in Arkansas Bobby Petrino ; McGee was quarterback coach every four years and took on the role of offensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011.
As an analyst, McGee is prohibited from coaching players directly. Instead, he is tasked with developing offensive strategies, disassembling the film and assisting with head coach Barry Odom and offensive coordinator Derek Dooley . Dooley has never played the role of the offensive coordinator in his career, so it makes sense for Missouri to add offensive minds to the staff, if possible.
One of the best players in West Virginia football history is nearing his coaching career. According to several reports, including Garrett Kröger of The Natchez Democrat Pat White will be the next quarterback coach at Alcorn State University.
White has a historic legacy in Morgantown, West Virginia as a record quarterback, who was a key player in the wave of West Virginia football in the BCS era. The dynamic White ended his career in West Virginia with a 35-8 record as a starter, underlined by his becoming the first quarterback to win four consecutive bowl games (including the Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl). White held the quarterback record for most career yards by January 1, 2013, when Michigan's Denard Robinson passed him (though Robinson had yards from a quarterback position).
Unfortunately White's professional career quickly fizzles. After being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round in 2009, White was voted out of the team the following preseason. White spent a season in the failed United Football League with the Virginia Destroyers. After two years in professional football, White spent a brief spell at the Washington Redskins before being cut in September 2013, followed by a season with the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. White announced his retirement from football in March 2015.
Running Back Tre Watson is busy weighing his options as a graduate transfer, and it seems that it is LSU's turn to impress him. On Sunday, Watson said on his Twitter account that he had to cancel a trip to BYU, he will visit LSU next week.
Watson visited Texas Tech over the weekend and was on hand for the Spring Raiders' match in Lubbock. Reports quoted Watson as saying he was making a massive visit to Texas Tech. The LSU wants to replace the leading Rusher Derrius Guice and has an option stall. However, Watson would certainly improve the quality of the depth that LSU (or Texas Tech) would have to look forward to if he chooses to move there.
Watson says he must cancel a trip to BYU, but there is no mention as to whether that means excluding BYU for consideration of a possible transfer.
Watson will graduate from Cal this spring, allowing him to transfer to any other college football program as a graduate transfer and be able to play at once with his new school in the fall. The 2018 season will be Watson's last qualifying year. His 2017 season was cut off early with a season-ending knee injury, but he was Cal's second-highest intoxication in 2016.
Former Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze has shown the desire to continue to train some capacity. Unfortunately, this opportunity for the SEC will not be given. As some have speculated in recent months, the SEC allegedly blocked the disapproval of the disgraced rebel head coach for fear of how bad the entire SEC would look. According to a report by Al.com SEC Commissioner told Greg Sankey Freeze and Alabama that the conference would prefer that Freeze "at least for a short time disappear from radar," Before Anyone Returns to Work in a SEC Institution
In January, it was a poorly kept secret that Alabama's chief coach Nick Saban was interested in engaging Freeze as an offensive coordinator. At the time, it was reported that recruitment by the SEC was not allowed, although Saban urged it to. Alabama was not the only school that showed interest in Freeze in a coaching role. According to the Al.com report, LSU and Missouri each took a flyer about Freeze to be excluded from the possibility of the SEC.
Freeze's apparent blackballing around the SEC is based on a rule, 22.214.171.124, which states that any school that wishes to hire a coach who is associated with unethical behavior has resulted in NCAA violations to consult with the League Commissioner. Sankey, in this role, provides oversight to employees around the conference in an attempt to uphold the integrity of the SEC brand. With Ole Miss struck with a two-year post-season kickoff, that means Freeze is a coach to be approved by the SEC's commissioner.
Effective immediately, there are no Freeze actions to combat this alleged hiring ban on the S. He remains unemployed while Ole Miss continues to work through the sanctions for which he was ultimately responsible. As the statute is written, Freeze is not entitled to be recruited within the SEC. Instead, any school that wants to hire him has to convince Sankey why the rent would be useful and how the SEC as a whole would not harm them. But if not even Saban can make that case, Freeze may have to wait a bit longer for the SEC's water to cool before dipping his toes back into coaching in the southeast.
There I said a few days ago that there are two things that never get old. One of the players found out that they were put on a scholarship, as Minnesota defensive lineman Sam Renner learned in the middle of the Gophers' Spring Game. The other was when those serving in the military of our nation surprised their families with reunification. On Saturday, before Florida State's Spring Game in Tallahassee, lineman Derrick Kelly received that special moment.
Kelly was confronted with a video message by his brother Navy Officer on the scoreboard at Doak Campbell Stadium Derrickus Kelly . Kelly's message to his brother began as an excuse for not being there. Of course, this was just a setup for the ultimate surprise; Derrickus Kelly, who came to the field from the northern end zone to greet his brother as a fan, stood and applauded.
"We cried a little out there," Derrickus said after The Orlando Sentinel . "I have not seen him for two years, there were times when I just felt like I was my brothers, so it felt good."
The emotions of the moment were lost to anyone, including the one new head coach Willie Taggart of Florida State.
"It was special," Taggart said. "I've torn myself apart, I can only imagine what [Derrick] goes through each day and probably asks that his brother come home safely."