Reports surface linking Chad Morris to SMU

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Morris has a .780 winning percentage in the games he has coached at Tulsa and Clemson.

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Reports began to filter out of Texas late Thanksgiving night that Clemson’s offensive coordinator is the leading candidate to become the head coach at Southern Methodist University.

Different reports surfaced stating that Morris had already accepted the position, but SMU’s Athletic Director told USA Today’s Dan Wolken that he didn’t have a deal in place.

Morris is one of the highest-paid assistant coach college football at $1.3 million per year, and his name has been linked to several openings over the past few seasons, including Louisville and Vanderbilt.

Chip Brown of Scout.com reported, citing an SMU source that Morris will be hired and an announcement should come during the first week of December. The contract will pay Morris more than $3 million per year.

SMU’s job opened up when former head coach June Jones resigned in early September – at that time defensive coordinator Tom Mason was elevated to the top spot. The Mustangs are 0-10 this season, with eight consecutive AAC losses dating to last year.

TigerNet spoke with different sources in the Clemson program Thursday evening, and we were told that there is no deal in place. One source told us that if a deal were to be reached between Morris and SMU, it wouldn’t be announced until next week.

At this point, this appears to TigerNet to be one of those stories that bears watching over the next week. I wouldn’t expect any word to come down until some point next week – Clemson hosts South Carolina Saturday at noon in Death Valley.

Morris came to Clemson in 2011 after spending a year as the offensive coordinator at Tulsa. Prior to Tulsa, he was the head coach at Lake Travis High School in Texas. Morris has a .780 winning percentage in the games he has coached at Tulsa and Clemson.

Clemson has scored 50 or more points in a game 65 times, including 12 times in the last four years, or since Morris became Clemson’s offensive coordinator. Last year the Tigers had five games in which they scored at least 50 points, the most in one season in school history. That included a streak of three games in a row with at least 50 in consecutive wins over Virginia, Georgia Tech and The Citadel.

Morris was named 2013 AFCA National Assistant Coach-of-the-Year and one of five finalists for national offensive coordinator-of-the-year by 247Sports.com, and was the national offensive coordinator-of-the-year by Rivals.com in 2011.


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New Story: Reports surface linking Chad Morris to SMU
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Re: New Story: Reports surface linking Chad Morris to SMU
SouthernTiger09
DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
WynsvlNCTiger®
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
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tigermaven®
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
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Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
Tigerluvr
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
Tigerluvr
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
CU1976
Pretty much yes.. may take a few phone calls..
under11par®
Re: Pretty much yes.. may take a few phone calls..
NC_Tiger_
Death Nail? Every OC would LOVE to a coach DW & CLEMSON
Tiger_Fan_007®
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
Richardcd®
Re: DUMPSTER FIRE !! Shaking my head on this one .***
ClemEng87
Can't say I blame Chad
Tigerdrafted
Re: New Story: Reports surface linking Chad Morris to SMU
81tiger81
Don't take the bait Chad! You will never win at SMU.***
WolfMan2
Re: Don't take the bait Chad! You will never win at SMU.***
NC_Tiger_
This "report" that everyone is citing is chip brown.... He said a&m wouldn't join
The hillbilly beater®
Re: This "report" that everyone is citing is chip brown.... He said a&m wouldn't join
marshmk
Re: This "report" that everyone is citing is chip brown.... He said a&m wouldn't join
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Re: This "report" that everyone is citing is chip brown.... He said a&m wouldn't join
92TigerJohn
Re: This "report" that everyone is citing is chip brown.... He said a&m wouldn't join
CinTiger1
What's the latest on ...
ClemsonTiger1988®
If you don't believe this "source is full of shite check this link
The hillbilly beater®
Three million a year!!!
ctgrs74®
fine with me
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TigerinPawternoville®
SMU will now be able to defeat their weak opponents
CDef
Re: SMU Really!
ruatiger®
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tmac9wr
Hasn't Chad been linked to this job since June Jones walked?
RevDodd®
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tigerchris923
Now let's go grab the oc at ecu***
tigertrain
Cha-Ching!
sumterpaw®
That or
AFtigers87®
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joistman®
Chad Morris to SMU = Bittersweet
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Re: Chad Morris to SMU = Bittersweet
Tigerdrafted
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Ya_boy_jack99
I seem to remember...
Oglefam
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Tman84
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Tman84
i hear SMU is looking to move to a screen pass based O
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HTS1
stay by your computers!***
Gmurra999®
if morris goes, does watson follow? certainly hope not.***
freakgeek
Re: if morris goes, does watson follow? certainly hope not.***
Tigerdrafted
Just say "NO" to...
Prime T. Tiger
well tj maxx in columbia has a sh!t ton of SMU merchandise
clemson7024
Whay the hayull has happened to TigerNet?
mojotiger
Re: All need to leave if #6 is dropped
clemvol
Re: All need to leave if #6 is dropped
okgotigers1981
Its called folding
cynicaltiger®
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Papal Tiger
Nice first post
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HTS1
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CinTiger1
Nobody wants the coots assistant coaches.lol
Clemson_Tigers
Good! Now can we hire the W. Kentucky O coordinator?***
hufferbilly®
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logans heroes
“Unreal, everyone thinks they know. Sorry completely focused
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9194 tiger
Dabo was heavily involved......
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