Reports: Dan Mullen promoting Florida analyst to QB coach
Dan Mullen is apparently acting fast to fill the vacancy left by offensive coordinator Brian Johnson’s departure.
Zach Abolverdi of The Gainesville Sun and FootballScoop are reporting that Garrick McGee is being promoted from analyst to on-field assistant coach. The news comes just hours after NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson would be leaving to become the Philadelphia Eagles’ QBs coach.
Abolverdi’s report states that McGee’s “official job title isn’t known yet, though he is expected to coach the quarterbacks.” FootballScoop also says McGee will be the quarterbacks coach.
Johnson’s original title on Mullen’s Florida staff was quarterbacks coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator ahead of the 2020 season. Long-time Mullen assistants Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy hold the titles of passing game coordinator (Gonzales) and running game coordinator (Hevesy) in addition to coaching wide receivers (Gonzales) and the offensive line (Hevesy). Mullen has described Florida’s offensive play-calling as a group effort.
McGee joined the Florida staff in July 2020 as an analyst, coming over from Mizzou where he had previously been a wide receivers coach (2019) and analyst (2018). McGee has been in coaching since 1996, including stops at Arkansas (QB coach 2008-11; OC 2010-11), UAB (head coach, 2012-13), Louisville (OC/QB, 2014-15) and Illinois (OC/QB 2016-17).