It appears Arkansas is ready to announce SMU coach Chad Morris as the next head man in Fayetteville.
SEC Country’s Eric Bolin and Trent Shadid confirmed Tuesday evening that Morris had been offered the Razorbacks coaching job, and it now appears as though Arkansas has advanced to the point of introducing Morris as its coach.
Per a report from ESPN’s Chris Low, Arkansas plans to announce Morris as the head coach on Wednesday.
Arkansas and Chad Morris agree to a deal, and the Hogs plan to annnounce him as head coach later Wednesday, sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 6, 2017
The Razorbacks introduced new athletic director Hunter Yurachek during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Fayetteville.
Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was fired following a season-ending loss to Missouri. He finished a five-year tenure with Razorbacks at 29-34 after posting a 68-24 mark at Wisconsin.
Morris, who just completed his third season as head coach at SMU, has a 14-22 record after undertaking a massive rebuild effort. The fruits of his labor there became evident in Year 3, as he led the Mustangs to a 7-5 record after inheriting a team that won just one game in the season prior to his arrival. Prior to his time at SMU, Morris served as Dabo Swinney’s offensive coordinator at Clemson.
SEC Country’s Eric Bolin offers a glimpse at Morris’ production as an offensive play caller here.