Former Clemson coach fired at Arkansas
|Sunday, November 10, 2019, 11:47 AM- -|
Arkansas head coach Chad Morris has been fired on Sunday.
The Razorbacks had enough after watching an embarrassing 45-19 home loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday. His winning percentage of .182 was the worst of any head coach in Arkansas history.
"It is clear we have not made the progress necessary to compete and win, especially within the Southeastern Conference," AD Hunter Yuracheck said in a press release.
Overall, Morris had a dismal 4-18 record and zero SEC wins (0-14) in two seasons. During that span, they were outscored 779 to 483 and lost by an average of 21 points per game. The lack of SEC wins was tied for the second-most losses to start a coaching gig in the SEC since 1933 (first year of SEC).
Morris has an overall head coaching record of 18-40 (SMU and Arkansas).
His buyout is a reported $10.147 million.
Arkansas will hold a press conference on Monday about the firing and Barry Lunney Jr. is the interim head coach.
Willie Taggart and Chad Morris are "good people". But if you don't win and produce at the highest level of CFB, you get fired. I wish both of those guys the best.— Mark Packer (@MarkPacker) November 10, 2019
Official statement from Hunter Yurachek on Chad Morris firing. pic.twitter.com/fujjwnsU47— Pig Trail Nation (@PigTrailNation) November 10, 2019
Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek on firing of Chad Morris, who was 4-18 with the Hogs: “It is clear we have not made the progress necessary to compete & win, especially within the Southeastern Conference”— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 10, 2019
Arkansas is about to pay Bret Bielema and Chad Morris about $22 million combined to not coach the football team. Great gig if you can get it.— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) November 10, 2019
Breaking: Arkansas has fired HC Chad Morris.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 10, 2019
Morris went 4-18 in less than two seasons with the Razorbacks. pic.twitter.com/8vmWmKVw0C