Pictured: Garrick McGee; 1 credit
Former Florida Gators quarterbacks coach and interim offensive coordinator Garrick McGee is expected to join Purdue as the Boilermakers wide receivers coach. according to to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
McGee was promoted to quarterbacks coach in Florida for the 2021 season after Brian Johnson, who was also the team’s offensive coordinator, left to join the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. McGee spent the 2020 season as an analyst on UF’s off-court coaching staff.
He was promoted to interim offensive coordinator after head coach Dan Mullen was fired in November.
At Purdue, McGee will reunite with Ron English, who served as Florida’s safety coach during McGee’s first season with the program. Purdue is McGee’s third stop in the Big 10 after coaching at Illinois and Northwestern.
McGee oversaw the development of junior redshirt Emory Jones in his first season as the Gators’ starting quarterback, for which results were disappointing in 2021. However, McGee can be credited for his work with the redshirt rookie Anthony Richardsonwho should be Florida’s quarterback of the future after making a lot of promises last season.
McGee joins former UF running backs coach Greg Knox (Buffalo), linebackers coach Christian Robinson (Auburn), cornerbacks coach Jules Montinar (Temple) and safeties coach Wesley McGriff (Louisville) to take on new jobs since leaving Florida.
Stay tuned AllGators for ongoing coverage of Florida Gators football, basketball and recruiting. Follow us on social media at @SI_AllGators on Twitter and Florida Gators on Sports Illustrated on Facebook.