UAB Athletic Director Brian Mackin might want to send Jeff Long a nice bottle of scotch and a thank you note.
According to Footballscoop.com, Long has decided to go the interim head coaching route in his search for Bobby Petrino’s replacement. Many believed Long had targeted current UAB head coach and last year’s Razorback offensive coordinator Garrick McGee to be the next head coach in Fayettville, but ultimately decided it would be best for all parties if he waited until after the 2012 season.
With his decision, Long has proven yet again that Arkansas Athletics is in good hands and all is not lost with the football program. If there were a Heisman Trophy award for athletic directors in 2012, he would be hoisting the bronze statue before the season even began.
Bravo, Jeff Long.