Athlon: 12 Steps to Fix ACC Football
|2013-07-15 08:09:44.0- -||
In today's article by Athlon Sports, Michael Bradley writes about the 12 steps to fix the ACC.
Clemson: Find The Next Chad Morris is #5 on the list.
One wouldn’t imagine it would be too hard to find a quality offensive mind willing to direct the Tiger attack, since current offensive coordinator Chad Morris makes $1.3 million a year. But big money doesn’t always guarantee the best hires, so Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney better have a good short list of candidates to replace Morris, because unless the gifted coordinator screws up completely this year, he’ll be a head coach in 2014.
Morris interviewed for the vacant NC State and Texas Tech spots last year, and teams all over the country want gifted offensive minds to direct their teams, if only to create excitement that spurs ticket sales. Kliff Kingsbury may be a Red Raider alum, but his work with the Houston and Texas A&M attacks is what made him an attractive candidate in Lubbock.
Morris sure has a lot to work with at Clemson this year. Quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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