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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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Illinios: Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been let go source tells FootballScoop.

http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop/
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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Illinois: Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been let go source tells FootballScoop.
footballscoop.com/the-scoop/


Told ya.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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Didn't think McGee would actually be let go this soon, but excited to see who we bring on.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:29 PM   #4
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Illinois: Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been let go source tells FootballScoop.
footballscoop.com/the-scoop/


Told ya.
Any idea on new additions?
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:30 PM   #5
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McGee has pretty much been absent lately, not really a shocker. Onward and upward!

Who are we bringing in, any ideas?
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:32 PM   #6
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I would contact this guy:

http://www.buccaneers.com/team/coach...a-a6d13dd54cf5

He has been a very good college Offensive Coordinator in the past.

His S&P+ Offensive Team rankings

Central Michigan
2007- 39
2008- 49
2009- 26

Cincinnati
2010- 30
2011- 29
2012- 49

Tennessee
2013- 76
2014- 51

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:42 PM   #7
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The coaches meeting in January is where all the peer to peer networking is done. They always seem to hire someone they already know. The line to talk to Lovie should be long.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:45 PM   #8
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It looks like he might have worked with Lovie in Chicago from 04-06. They are probably connected.

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I would contact this guy:

http://www.buccaneers.com/team/coach...a-a6d13dd54cf5

He has been a very good college Offensive Coordinator in the past.

His S&P+ Offensive Team rankings

Central Michigan
2007- 39
2008- 49
2009- 26

Cincinnati
2010- 30
2011- 29
2012- 49

Tennessee
2013- 76
2014- 51

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:49 PM   #9
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It looks like he might have worked with Lovie in Chicago from 04-06. They are probably connected.
And most recently in Tampa 2015
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 01:54 PM   #10
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Ouch. Goes from having a heisman candidate to being fired from Illinois.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:01 PM   #11
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We see to have a track record of hiring Louisville Offensive coordinators and then firing them 2 years later.

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:11 PM   #12
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Over/Under on number of Cory Patterson's on the staff 0.5?

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:16 PM   #13
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Wasn't sure what to make of McGee. He like everyone inherited mid-level MAC talent. Retrospectively we clearly saw the lack of talent. So hard to judge when you don't have the players tp run your schemes. Some with more knowledge of Louisville had serious concerns.

So bottom line, trust Lovie's experience.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:19 PM   #14
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Surprised, but not disappointed, about McGee.

I wonder what the story is with Williams. Does Lovie have a much better DB coach in mind? If so, who?
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:22 PM   #15
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What about the offensive coordinator from USF? I read that he followed Charlie Strong from UT to USF but not sure if $ will be enough to entice him to leave. Probably wouldn't be too much of an adjustment with system as USF is spread and likes mobile QBs

Edit: Just saw that Gilbert is making 100,000 at USF

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:43 PM   #16
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The problem is, Ryan Cubit set the bar pretty high...
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:52 PM   #17
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Any idea on new additions?
I don't unfortunately. Some names are being thrown around but nothing at all that's solid info.

Sumlin, Helfrich seem to be the fan favorites.

And uh....possibly Ron Turner.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 02:53 PM   #18
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Nailed it.
Have known for a few weeks this was a possibility. Became evident when McGee was not on recruiting trail that it was legit.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 03:24 PM   #19
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Can someone explain what the deal was with Williams? I don't follow this all that closely, but kept seeing calls for him to be fired on twitter. Did the dude just suck at coaching? Bad recruiter? Both?

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Old Dec 23, 2017, 03:48 PM   #20
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Wow. Any more support for this player mistreatment allegation?
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 03:53 PM   #21
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Great step forward for the Illini program!
https://twitter.com/KFos_22/status/944683507678367744
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 04:14 PM   #22
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Is McGee owed any more money? There’s already a few Illini coaches possibly AD’s still collecting paychecks.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 04:28 PM   #23
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Lovie Smith's past choices for OC have been abysmal. I would be shocked if he got it right this time. I'm hoping I'm wrong.
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 04:29 PM   #24
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Wow. Any more support for this player mistreatment allegation?
Mistreatment is a strong and dangerous word to throw out there. Difference between unliked/personality and mistreatment
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Old Dec 23, 2017, 04:41 PM   #25
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It’s weird, but I feel much more confident with Lovie as the head coach after today’s events. Unwilling to accept terrible results, and willing to make a really tough personal decision for the betterment of the program.
Ditto.
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