Arkansas has hired Chad Morris to be its new head coach, the school said on Wednesday.

Morris, who was formerly the coach of SMU and turned the school around after two poor seasons to a 7-5 record, will earn $21m over 6 years for his services.

Morris is well-known as a fantastic recruiter in the State of Texas thanks to his links as a former high school coach, and his up-tempo offense helped to galvanize Clemson to the powerhouse when he was there as offensive coordinator.

The new coach will replace Bret Bielema, who was fired after weeks of speculation.

Morris will not get it easy in a stacked SEC West – which just became more stacked with the arrival of Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M.

 

 

 

 

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