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Garrick McGee Will Not Leave Louisville For Oklahoma

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Reports swirled throughout Thursday that Oklahoma was speaking with Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee about taking the same position with the Sooners. It was an expected flirtation since McGee is a native of Oklahoma who played quarterback for the Sooners in the mid-'90s.

It didn't take long for the former UAB head coach to make a decision.

"I appreciate the offer from Coach Bob Stoops to interview for their vacant OC position," McGee said in a staement. "OU has a special place in my heart, but Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville are very special to me. I love where our program is headed and I appreciate the investment the university has made in me and my family."

McGee then tweeted the following:

According to ESPN's Joe Schad, McGee will be receiving a raise from U of L.

We've seen firsthand the success that can result from continuity on a coaching staff in recent years, so good on Tom Jurich and company for doing what needed to be done in this situation.