McGee withdraws name from Tulsa search

After reports surfaced on Thursday that Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee was in negotiations with Tulsa for its head coaching job, McGee issued a statement Friday through Arkansas saying he was withdrawing his name from consideration.

"My goal is to one day be a head coach, and there are a number of considerations that factor into when that time will come," McGee said in the statement. "I appreciate the opportunity Tulsa gave me to meet about their program and wish them the best of luck in their search. I look forward to continuing to work with coach (Bobby) Petrino toward our goal of winning championships."

McGee was promoted to offensive coordinator following the 2009 season when Paul Petrino went to Illinois. McGee also works with the Hogs' quarterbacks and is a key cog in their recruiting efforts.