The SMU Mustangs have decided that head football coach Chad Morris is who they want leading them into the foreseeable future.
After speculation that coach Morris might leave the Pony Express to fill the vacancy at Baylor, the team announced they had reached an agreement that will keep him in Dallas for the next seven seasons.
SMU announced the news on social media.
— SMU FootbaII (@SMU_Football) November 30, 2016
In only two years at SMU, Morris is 7-17. After going 2-10 his first season, Morris improved their record by three games and finished the regular season 5-7 and the future looks bright.
Though their recruiting class lacks any big name prospects coming out of high school, it is loaded with three-star recruits and currently stands at 25 total commitments. With players now certain who they will be playing if they attend SMU, the recruiting trail might have just gotten a little smoother to navigate.
The Mustangs have not had a winning season since joining the AAC, and while they appear to be trending in the right direction, a long-time commitment to a Sophomore coach is a gamble, regardless of what success he has had early on.
Financial terms of the extension were not immediately disclosed.
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