Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Arkansas Names Chad Morris New Head Football Coach

Arkansas Names Chad Morris New Head Football Coach

He is also getting consideration for the Tennessee head coaching vacancy.

Chad Morris has left SMU for Arkansas. "I am confident that Chad will bring an exciting brand of football, phenomenal student-athletes and championships to Fayetteville, and do it all with high integrity".

"We're going to get this football piece right". Yuracheck said. "I mean, you're in the Southeastern Conference". Hunter Yurachek was hired from Houston on Monday. Still, Morris has compiled just a 14-22 record in three seasons at the helm at SMU.

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Morris provided the SMU program with some signature wins.

The 49-year-old Morris is known for a high-scoring, spread offense and putting up points and yards in a hurry.

Arkansas will formally introduce Morris on Thursday. He took over a team that was 1-11 and will leave one that has a winning record.

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Prior to his stint at SMU, Morris made a name for himself as Clemson's offensive coordinator.

Chad Morris has a knack for discovering talent and developing it. Stepp was a wide receiver and punt returner at Furman. Morris also recruited 2015 All-Americans Deshaun Watson and Shaq Lawson, who both went on to be first round National Football League draft picks. He went 2-10 in his first season with a program that had won just one in the previous season and improved to 5-7 in 2016. He has since led the Mustangs from two wins to five wins to a shot at seven wins this year. Morris signed a six-year deal for $21 million.

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