McGee out as Illinois offensive coordinator

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CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been released - the athletic department confirmed Tuesday.

McGee was considered one of the top assistant coaches in the country when Smith hired him in March 2016. In his second season with the program, the Illini offense ranked dead last in the Big Ten.

Williams was hired by Smith's predecessor Bill Cubit in January 2016.

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