"George McDonald has a reputation as a top recruiter as well as a great teacher and technician," Bielema said in a statement released by the school. "In his heart, he has always wanted to be a college coach because he believes in recruiting young men and being a part of helping them develop for four years. He will be a positive influence on our wide receivers as they grow and learn under his guidance. His track record of developing NFL-ready receivers and his first-hand experience as a position coach in the league will be attractive to our student-athletes and future Razorback receivers. He knows what it takes to be an NFL receiver and has the ability to teach our players how to be a pro in every aspect so they can maximize their potential in college and set themselves up for a career on the next level."
McDonald is the first assistant coach to leave UM since Al Golden took over as coach. No word on who Golden is considering as a replacement just yet.