Arkansas Football: Chad Morris Reportedly Hired As Next Head Coach

via Twitter /coachchadmorris

The Arkansas football program reportedly has named its next head coach.

After a flurry of hires were made on Tuesday, news surfaced in the evening that Chad Morris will be leaving the SMU Mustangs to take over in Fayetteville.

Trey Biddy of HawgSports.com was first to report the news.

Chad Morris will be be named the head coach at the University of Arkansas. #wps

— Trey Biddy (@TreyBiddy) December 5, 2017

Morris leaves SMU after taking the job in 2015. During his time leading the Mustangs, the 49 year old recorded an overall record of 14-22. Prior to joining the college ranks, Morris had an extensive high school coaching career in Texas where he compiled an overall record of 169-38.

Morris served three years as offensive coordinator at Clemson, where he emerged as one of the brightest offensive minds in the nation.

Now, he will be taking his system to the SEC where he will replace Bret Bielema at Arkansas.

The Razorbacks finished the 2017 season with a disappointing 4-8 record and 1-7 mark in conference play.

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