Chad Morris out after 22 games at Arkansas

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  1. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 1,000+ Posts

    The Willie Taggert model is the new normal. Losing to Portland State, San Jose State, Colorado State and Western Kentucky is something no one can survive at a Power 5 program. Hogs are 2-8 with Mizzou and LSU to go and have lost 16 straight SEC games.
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  2. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    When I heard the hawgs had lost to Western KY, my head said "he gone" ...

    Not a complete surprise except, perhaps the timing... but, Arky? Who ya' gonna call?
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  3. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I hear Jimbo Fisher is tops on their list. :lol:
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  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Kristi and Gus moving home
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  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

  6. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    I cannot believe we have people that actually believe having Chad Morris on Charlie Strong's staff would have somehow saved it.
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  7. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Morris was a pretty good OC at Clemson, but has a horrible HC record. He was 14–22 for 3 seasons at SMU (1 winning season) 8–16 in conference play. At Arkansas in 2 seasons (only one complete) he was 4–18 overall and posted a 0–14 conference record in 1 full and 1 partial seasons. That 45 -19 total beatdown loss yesterday to Western Kentucky was obviously the last straw. I wonder if the arky pig folks would like to have Petrino or Bielema back after seeing their program nose dive, crash and burn to ashes in less than 2 seasons.
  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    To add insult to injury, the QB for WKU was on scholarship in Washington County, and Morris ran him off. So the Hogs paid WKU $1.5 million to come humiliate them with their castoff QB.

    I think they would gladly take Petrino, but most would rather keep Morris than take back fat boy.
  9. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe they can persuade Jerry Jones to take the job - Arkansas is his alma mater. :smile1:
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  10. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Morris is a good guy and a decent coach, but I always saw him as more of a lover instead of a fighter. He's built for being a HS coach or a college position coach. He's not cut out for the SEC, and Arkansas was going to have problems no matter who their HC is.
  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Meyer? Jerry and the BMD's probably will try to go large this time.
  12. LAGA4

    LAGA4 250+ Posts

    Chad was Jerry's pick.

    That plus his grandson was starting QB yesterday might lessen the amount of say so Jerry has this time around.
  13. William Bush

    William Bush 25+ Posts

    Heard the Pirate was on the list to take over. I would love to see Leach in the SEC, especially in the same division as aggy.
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  14. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Malzahn-it could happen
    Mike Norvell-Memphis
    Dave Clawson-WF
    Maybe Dave Arranda
  15. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Clawson at Wake should get a hard look.

    The pigs would be an interesting cultural change for Clawson. Not only is he at Wake, but he’s a Williams College alum, and a former Fordham (Bronx NYC) coach. Think Hillary when she first moved to Arkansas.

    The best thing for us is anyone without many contacts among Texas HS coaches.
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  16. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Why would any up and comer take this job? They haven’t been relevant since they left the SWC. They have rolled through coaches and dumped the last guy after less than two seasons.

    I guess they could offer $75 million guaranteed?
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  17. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    The Pirate would bring them up to .500 in the $EC on scheme alone.
  18. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Norvell at Memphis makes some sense. He’s been good at recruiting, identifying, and developing players in the same recruiting turf as the swine trod.

    They should also take a look at Ruhle, although he may not want to leave Baylor. The $$$ would need to be a lot better.

    If they can’t get any good power five coaches, the mid majors are the next logical place to look. (Which would include Memphis). Else maybe a hot shot coordinator from a top level program.
  19. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    They should secretly beg the Big 12 to admit them, although we may not want them around. They’d be a potential recruiting rival without many TV sets to bring to the table...

    What they would bring is a very heated rivalry.
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  20. 4th_floor

    4th_floor From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    Art Briles would take the job. He would fit in well at piggy.
  21. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Art is Baptist, which is a prerequisite for that job. That said, Gus and Kristi are already members of the appropriate church.
  22. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, but not sure how well the Pirate would tolerate Fayettenam...
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  23. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts


    And I had always thought of the swinish hordes of Arkansas fans as mostly Anglican/Episcopal or Reform Jewish...


    Nah, Arkansas will take anyone as long as they win. Holtz was a Catholic, for instance. Not sure about Petrino.
  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I think Leach is great for college athletics, and would love to see him get a more visable gig. That said, he is a Mormon, albeit not sure I would say "practicing", and he has read through The Bible six times at last count, but I don't think the powers that be in Washington County will allow the hiring of a coach who is not a Born Again Christian.

    Again, I'd love to see Leach at FSU or Arkansas, maybe even Auburn

  25. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    And maybe vice versa.
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  26. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I would like to cheer for Leach though, which would not happen at Arkansas.

    Granted, the fool who was there before him didn't leave him much. They weren't much more talented than the top FCS teams by then and were completely disorganized and undisciplined.
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  27. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    He would ***** and moan about it (but he pisses and moans about wherever he is), BUT he would be back in a real football conference.
  28. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Arkansas has shown a pretty high tolerance for the off field antics of coaches. If the Pirate ends up at Arkansas, he will be a thorn in the aggies’ side for as long as he’s there. Remember the aggies really, really hate this guy.

    Don’t look for the swine to start winning conference championships, but he may also at least get on the nerves of the likes of Saban and Big Ed. Think comments that really get under their skin, plus the occasional upset win. For better or for worse, the media and SEC network will love having the Pirate around for ratings and hype.
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  29. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    The pigs have not been relevant in Texas recruiting since they left the SWC. Do not miss them or the aggys.
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  30. 1963_Frosh

    1963_Frosh 250+ Posts

    I remember Chad Morris was HPSlugga's choice to replace Mack Brown. I wonder what he thinks now.
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