style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">I assure you we will seek a head coach that possesses the expertise, leadership skills and character to maintain Razorback football as one of the nation's elite programs. -Arkansas Athletics Director Jeff Long
Good Fit - McGee spent four seasons at Arkansas as an assistant coach, including the last two as the offensive coordinator. Hiring McGee would make for a smooth transition with a team that has players in place to make a run at the SEC Championship. Same offense, same terminology, same philosphy.
Bad Fit - McGee just left for Alabama-Birmingham and has hired new coaches, essentially too many coaches and not enough jobs. He owned up to a checkered past when he took the UAB job, but Arkansas may be looking for a cleaner slate with the next hire.