Report says Brown
discusses UAB job
Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown interviewed for the Alabama-Birmingham head-coaching vacancy, the Birmingham News reported Friday, though it appears Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee will be the Blazers’ choice.
ESPN.com reported Saturday that McGee has verbally agreed to an offer, and Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement congratulating McGee on getting the job.
The Birmingham News’ report Friday, citing a source close to the search, said at least seven outside candidates including Brown had interviewed for the position, as well as UAB assistant Tyson Helton.
Brown also interviewed last week for the head-coaching vacancy at Massachusetts, his alma mater.
Neil Callaway stepped down as UAB coach after five losing seasons, capped by a 3-9 finish this year.
From staff reports