Arkansas, SMU's Chad Morris agree to 6-year contract
Dec 07, 2017, 01:20
Chad Morris has agreed to be Arkansas' head football coach, the school announced Wednesday. While Arkansas was reportedly pining after Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Memphis' Mike Norvell - both of whom have been given new contracts with their respective programs over the last few days - Morris should not just be considered a consolation prize. ESPN reports the deal is in the $4 million range with the AP adding that the deal is for six years. The Mustangs were 2-10 in his first season and went 7-5 to earn a berth in the Miami Beach Bowl on December 20 against Louisiana Tech in 2017.
The Mustangs are guaranteed a winning record for the first time since 2012 and for the fifth time since the program rebooted in 1989.
The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017.
Before SMU, Morris spent four seasons at Clemson, where he helped turn the Tigers into an offensive power house with his "tempo" approach and played a major role in the recruitment of quarterback Deshaun Watson, now with the Houston Texans.
Morris inherited a major rebuild at SMU, which went 1-11 the year before he arrived.
Morris' hiring leaves only Tennessee among SEC teams with head-coaching openings. Now that SMU program is going to a bowl game and I think they're in the top 10 in the country in scoring offense. Prior to joining the college ranks, Morris had an extensive high school coaching career in Texas where he compiled an overall record of 169-38.
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