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07 December 2017, 01:47 | Simon Arnold

Arkansas Focused on Chad Morris in Coaching Search

Chad Morris Reportedly to Be Named Arkansas Head Coach After 3 Years at SMU

SMU head coach Chad Morris has left SMU to accept a the head coaching job at Arkansas, according to a report from ESPN's Chris Low. Bielema had been the head coach for the Badgers since 2006.

It was the only win over a ranked opponent in Morris' tenure at SMU. He has a career record of 14-22 in his three seasons.

Morris took the SMU job in 2015 after spending four seasons as Clemson's offensive coordinator and saw Mustangs' record steadily increase since he was hired. Bielema was sacked November 24 after a 4-8 season in which the Razorbacks went 1-7 in conference play.


Under Morris, SMU grew into one of the most prolific offenses in the country.

Morris' name has been associated with the opening since before former head coach Bret Bielema was hired, the day after Bielema was sacked and throughout the search.

Morris is the man who coached former Texas QB Garrett Gilbert at Lake Travis outside of Austin, and prior to those years, he was at Stephenville, another Texas powerhouse, along with Bay City, Elysian Fields and Eustace.


Steinmetz, approving the coaching hire as chancellor and heading the search hiring Yurachek as vice chancellor/direct of athletics, said of Morris in the press release: "I am confident that he is the right coach to lead us back to competing for SEC and national titles".

Arkansas went 4-8 in 2017 before firing head coach Bret Bielema.

SMU went 1-11 the year before Morris was hired.




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