Posted September 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
There are wins and then there are small victories. Garrick McGee has to settle for the latter. In his first season as the coach at UAB, he's trying to upgrade a program that has struggled in the transition in the public's perspective from sneaky-good basketball power to big-time football contender. He knows he doesn't have as much talent as No. 16 Ohio State does coming into Saturday's game at Ohio Stadium. So McGee measures a season in incremental improvements. That's what you do when your team is 0-2 and a 37-point underdog. ''It is really hard, because there is no evidence with the wins and losses,'' he said of the small steps forward his team has already made despite losing 39-29 to Troy and 49-6 last week at No. 8 South Carolina. ''If you really study the film and really study the guys' technique and their understanding of the game plan on offense and defense, the way they communicated, got lined up, recognized formations - th...
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